The Cape Horn Trail is one of the closest Columbia River Gorge trails to the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. It features wide-ranging views up and down the river, rocky cliffs and crags, streams and a waterfall. The route is well signed and has seen numerous improvements over the years, including sturdier trail treads and new overlooks. Link: https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Cape_Horn_Loop_Hike
This is one of the closest Gorge trails to the Portland-Vancouver metro area. It features gorgeous views, rocky crags, streams and two waterfalls. The lower trail closes on February 1st for the nesting Peregrine Falcons, so we should be able to do the loop. We will start at the park and ride on State Road 14 and go down to Cape Horn Road, following the trail clockwise. We will meet at MMC at 8:00AM. Driving time to the trailhead is 45 minutes. The hike is 7.2 miles with a 1300ft elevation gain. This is not a dog hike.
|Driving Distance from Portland||55 miles|
|Distance - Round Trip||7 miles|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|