Cape Horn Loop Trail

MODERATE 182 reviews

Cape Horn Loop Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Washougal, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1568 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This is a nice hike along the north shore of the Columbia River with great views This loop trail will bring you to a great viewpoint over the Columbia at about 1,200 feet then drop you down to the very edge of the river along fields of lava rocks and by basalt towers. You'll pass a waterfall on the way to the Cape Horn Road that will bring you back to the parking lot as well.

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17 days ago

A beautiful hike with wild flowers at every turn. Even with the trail closed for breeding falcons, it was totally worth the double back route.

Honestly would have been good to know that the lower 1/2 of the trail is closed from February to July 15th for Falcon mating season. Went all the way down and had to come all the way back. No loop!

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Great hike!

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2 months ago

Very pretty and great views of course. Lower portion closed fg or falcon breeding so will have to go back