Cape Horn Loop Trail is a 7.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bridal Veil, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,587 feet Route Type: Loop

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NOTE: The lower section of the trail is closed from February to July 15th for Falcon mating season. 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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23 hours ago

Open for biz! Radio announcements said all Gorge trails are now open, with exception of a few camping sites. As for the trail, I would rate moderate, steady enjoyable climb, nice parking area, very well maintained. There’s a couple different trails at this site, but not a good idea for people with fear of heights or weak ankles!

1 month ago

04/26/2020-this trail is currently closed due to covid. tape across trailhead and signage in parking area.

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2 months ago

Great trail. We took the upper trail, lower is closed. Pretty busy up to the first viewpoint then thins out considerably. Next time I will start at Cape Horn to bypass the busy section.

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2 months ago

recorded Cape Horn Loop Trail

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3 months ago

We did the upper trail since the lower trail is closed this time of year. There were some muddy spots but it’s in fairly good condition. There are 3 view points, two of them are along the cliffs with no fencing so I’d be cautions with dogs or kids. The main view point has walls and seating.

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3 months ago

Part of the trail said it was closed due to falcon nesting .... I was almost done with the loop until I saw the sign

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4 months ago

we did the whole entire loop and throughout the Trail it was nothing but muddy and very slippery. I would not do this hike on a rainy season because of how muddy it was. other then that issue there were alot of great views and waterfalls.

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4 months ago

Very muddy on a rainy day

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4 months ago

Got there around 1:15pm, found parking easily despite a small parking lot. Hike took me 2.5 hours with a few stops for pictures. Not difficult, just long.

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