Looking for a great trail near Hout Bay, Western Cape? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, views trails, walking 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 De Hel Natural Area. Ready for some activity? There are 10 moderate trails in Hout Bay ranging from 2 to 6.2 miles and from 72 to 2,417 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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over grown
private property
7 days ago

The trail definitely lives up to it’s Hard rating. Beautiful views, wildlife and a strenuous hike

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off trail
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rocky
17 days ago

Great trail and wonderful views back towards Camps Bay and of the wreck. Bit of a climb up to Rocket Road but worth the effort. Little overgrown along the path back towards Sandy Bay beach. Take your dog and enjoy the peace.

I would recommend this trail to frequent, somewhat experienced hikers. The hike is dog friendly up until the first waterfall - then it becomes more strenuous, slippery and narrow. Obedient dogs might manage. The hike is mainly wooded and shaded by trees and cliffs up until you reach the top of the mountain. Then it remains exposed. There are a few places on the way down where they have bar and rope assistance, and can be somewhat slippery on misty days. To finish the 8.8km takes a total of 6 hours. Would 100% reccomend for people looking for good excercise and beautiful views.

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no shade
rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful views! great hike

Murderous opening 2km or so: steps, steps and more steps. Does mean you gain altitude swiftly and are rewarded with a beautiful elevated position and sweeping views in almost 360 degrees (and a much easier return journey). Quiet trail, well constructed but in need of a little TLC at the moment to maintain and keep clear. Jan 2020

This is a beautiful, strenuous, inspiring one-way 14km / 9mile hike from the south end of the Table Mountain formation at Hout Bay, to the north end at the cable car which descends into Cape Town. The south half of this trail is only lightly trafficked, and offers solitude in a wilderness setting. The north half has heavier usage, but is equally beautiful. The trail crosses undulating terrain across the top of the 12 Apostles, through fynbos & chest-high grasses, and crazy rock formations. This includes a side-jaunt to the hidden and very cool, Tranquility Cracks. The climb up from the Suikerbossie trail head in Hout Bay has significant height exposure in several spots, with a few assisted with permanent anchors (staples, short section of rope). A hiker with a fear of heights will probably have anxious moments. Once on top, an easy summit of Judas Peak provides stunning views to the south all the way down the Cape Peninsula. From there the rail winds north providing one amazing view after another. There are limited small streams of water in the north half of this hike, which can be filtered for good drinking water. Otherwise, carry lots of water for this strenuous hike. A hiker could exit the hike at the mid-way point down the intermediate Kasteelspoort Ravine into Camps Bay. We concluded the hike at the north end with a ride down the cable car / tram. If one intends to hike down, the steep thousand-steps Platteklip Gorge is 1km east of the cable car top.

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bugs
no shade
scramble
5 months ago

Lots of this out there and no shade so carry lots of water a sunhat

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muddy
scramble
8 months ago

Great walk with dogs. Beautiful scenery. At times a bit overgrown. The walk up to rocket road is tough, but you can have a rest on top at the dune overlooking the ocean

Mon Feb 25 2019

Beautiful way with nice View

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over grown
rocky
scramble
Thu Jan 24 2019

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