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Best trails in Table Mountain National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Table Mountain National Park, Western Cape? AllTrails has 83 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 45 moderate trails in Table Mountain National Park ranging from 2.4 to 14.6 km and from 21 to 965 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Situated directly next to Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park is the most popular national park in South Africa. Known for its biodiversity and stunning views of the skyline, this park an outdoor recreation playground. The park is partially fragmented into separate sections spanning the entirety of the Cape Peninsula. Table Mountain National Park offers miles of trails, ranging from coastal walks, to strenuous summit hikes. Although not as much of a wildlife sanctuary as the national parks in the northern and eastern parts of South Africa, visitors to this park are sure to see marine animals, birds, and wildlife, depending on where in the park they visit. Due to its proximity to Cape Town, the park can get quite busy, so plan accordingly. One of the more sought after trips is the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, which brings visitors to the top of the mountain. Pets are not allowed in the park. There is a fee to enter the park.

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#1 - Lion's Head Path and Top Road
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 4.2 km • Est. 1 h 47 m
NOTE: This trail is closed for remediation from mid-January to mid-February. Please contact the park before attempting this hike. Great hike in the city. Well marked and amazing 360 degree views. ModShow more
#2 - Platteklip Gorge to Upper Cable Station
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 2.6 km • Est. 2 h 11 m
A straight-up hike up Platteklip Gorge - past Fountain Peak, take the cable car (125 rand) to the top and back, then head back down to the trailhead.Show more
#3 - Constantia Nek
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 14.6 km • Est. 4 h 58 m
This hike climbs on a partially paved trail up from Hout Bay Road to Devilliersdam, Alexandra Reservoir, Victoria Reservoir, then eventually Woodhead Reservoir. There are several other trails and routShow more
#4 - India Venster
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 2.9 km • Est. 1 h 55 m
The trail starts just right to the cable car lower station and it climbs quickly to the contour path. Then the India Venster hike truly starts. Follow the yellow footprints all the way to the top of tShow more
#5 - Kasteelspoort to Upper Cable Station Via Echo Valley
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 11.6 km • Est. 5 h 9 m
The hike starts from the most southern residential area of Camps Bay, heads up one of the gullies between the 12 Apostles. Once on top of Table Mountain, use a myriad of trails to pass some huts used Show more
#6 - Chapman's Peak
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 4.2 km • Est. 2 h 12 m
Chapman's Peak is a 4.2 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is pShow more
#7 - Chapmans Peak
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 5.0 km • Est. 2 h 7 m
Chapmans Peak is a 5.0 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is prShow more
#8 - Cape Point: Lighthouse Keeper's Trail
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 2.7 km • Est. 1 h 6 m
Cape Point: Lighthouse Keeper's Trail is a 2.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated aShow more
#9 - Elephant's Eye
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 5.1 km • Est. 1 h 50 m
Elephant's Eye is a 5.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#10 - Pipe Track
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 9.8 km • Est. 3 h 7 m
Pipe Track is a 9.8 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primaShow more
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