Close out 2018 with this moderate hike through this beautiful part of the Columbia Gorge!
We’ll travel counterclockwise, taking us up some moderate switch backs, and then travelling along a ridge where there are some great views of the gorge. We’ll travel by some farmland, back down the ridge and back up along Cape Horn Road. Luckily, we’ll be doing this before the lower part of the trail closes for Falcon habitat in February, so the loop may be completed in it’s entirety!
Please be prepared for hiking in rain (it’s expected!), as well as 40 degree weather. That means bring full rain gear and clothes to keep you warm while hiking and resting in the cold and wet conditions. So no jeans!
- Length: 7 miles
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Elevation change: 1350 feet
- Highest point: 1300 feet
- Temperature: ~40F
- Rain gear: Required-to-carry
- Food: enough food / trail snacks to keep you energized through early afternoon. We will have the option to stop for an early lunch break before hiking the last road section.
- Jeans: NO!
Driving distance: 40m, 30 miles one way from the MMC.
Meet at for carpool: Mazamas Mountaineering Center, 527 SE 43rd Ave, Portland, OR 97215
Meeting time: 8:00am
The trailhead parking is at Skamania County Transit's Park & Ride - no pass or permit is necessary.
Leora will be coming from far west, so can pick up up to 3 people from the west side. Email her to arrange.
Registration is Closed