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Best trails in Cape Town

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Looking for a great trail near Cape Town, Western Cape? AllTrails has 74 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. If you're looking for the best trails in Table Mountain National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or Deer Park. Ready for some activity? There are 42 moderate trails in Cape Town ranging from 1.5 to 9.1 miles and from 164 to 3,166 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Cape Town
Top trails (74)
#1 - Lion's Head Path and Top Road
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • 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: 1.6 mi • 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 - India Venster
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • 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
#4 - Constantia Nek
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • 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
#5 - Kasteelspoort to Upper Cable Station Via Echo Valley
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • 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 - Cape Point: Lighthouse Keeper's Trail
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Cape Point: Lighthouse Keeper's Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as modShow more
#7 - Chapman's Peak
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Chapman's Peak is a 2.6 mile 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 primarShow more
#8 - Chapmans Peak
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Chapmans Peak is a 3.1 mile 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 primariShow more
#9 - Elephant's Eye
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
Elephant's Eye is a 3.2 mile 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 used for Show more
#10 - Devils Peak Loop
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
This is a classic Cape Town hike, for those who like a bit of a thrill and looking down into big open spaces. Do this one when the weather is good and you will not be disappointed!! Show more
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