Explore the most popular backpacking trails near Cape Horn with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
16 days ago

Did this a week ago and the use trail is hard to find past noble lake as it splits from the pct in the meadow south of the lake and is hardly travelled. Even after that it is easy to loose the entire way up and quiet steep up to the initial ridge. Proper scramble once past the first false summit. No water after noble lake.

A lot of elevation gain, up and down. Very remote. Only saw 20 people for first 21.5 miles. 40 people from Frogs Lake to Carson Pass.

on Highland Peak Via PCT

1 month ago

It was a awesome hike and very gorgeous country. My only problem was the 5.9 miles one way called out on this app does not match the 10.5 miles one way I got with both my phones. I was a plus or minus 4.5 miles isn’t Vado guess

backpacking
1 month ago

This was our first backpacking 1-night hiking trip. We chose this as it was stated to be only 7.7 miles. We weren’t too sure what to pack and didn’t want the load nor trail to be too taxing on the body. We are beginner hikers as well, with only hiking about 5 mile day-hikes. It was a great hike. Moderate, but challenging to us, with the inclines and altitude. Met many friendly PCT hikers, as well as the day hikers. Trail was beautiful with an abundance of wildflowers, rock formations, waterfalls, streams to cross, snow on the mountain top, and 2 sightings of deer. This trail actually was closer to approx 9-10 miles for us.

There is not a trail to go up the peak or we just couldn’t find it so we turned around at noble lake. Otherwise it was a beautiful hike with lots of wildflowers, streams and small falls. On a Saturday it was very busy with backpackers and PCT hikers.

My husband, friends and I hiked this trail today. We used two GPS receivers and both of them recorded this hike as over 10 miles ( not 7.7 miles) We stayed on the trail and did not go off trail.
Nobel Lake is more like a pond.

This is a great hike, lots of wildflowers. We did see about 15 PCT thru hikers. We gave out fresh fruit and candy bars. Some of the hikers had been on the trail for 100 days. They loved our goodies!

This trail is so beautiful! I cannot wait to come back later in June to make it to Nobel Lake and continue on to Highland Peak. Highly recommend. Just a heads up - there is still quite a bit of snow on the trail, but the early stages are passable. I'm not sure about later down the trail as I didn't make it far today due to a time constraint. Come prepared for snow and enjoy!

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Very nice scenery. Lots of alpine wild flowers. Interesting rock mixture of volcanic and granite. We used the trail on the way to a climb of Highland Peak.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Beautiful hike. Mostly level. Crosses stream in several places. We never found the lake but probably didn't walk far enough.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Nice

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
11 months ago

backpacking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

on Noble Lake Via PCT

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saturday, August 27, 2016

trail running
Sunday, June 14, 2015