Explore the most popular forest 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.

on Folger Peak

hiking
16 days ago

This is an awesome short hike up to the summit of Folger Peak. It's a lot of climbing in a short amount of time but the views are spectacular. Trail is hard to follow at times - there are rock trail markers along the way. Definitely a few steep rocky sections that require some coordination.

hiking
20 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 great hike through some wonderful scenery. Typically one could do it as a there and back, but we chose to make our way around the shore to the dam at the east end of upper Kinney, overlooking lower Kinney Lake. After a swim and lunch we picked up the jeep track near the south-east point of Upper Kinney. This took us back to Kinney Reservoir and highway 4. Then it is about 30mins back to the PCT car park. See route recording photo #43.

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!

1 month ago

Loved this hike yesterday. Except for the initial climb from Hwy 4, this is a fairly tame trail with not too much up and down. It is a beautiful trail with a number of little ponds along the way. Took us about an hour to reach the lake and then we hiked half way around and had lunch. There were a number of primitive camping sites around the lake evidencing that this is a popular spot for some short overnight hiking. Trail was littered with a myriad of wildflowers. There was even still some small patches of snow along the trail (at the end of June). The description says it is about a 4 mile hike round trip but with the trip around the lake my Apple Watch told me we hiked 6.5 miles in total, that includes the 1/4 mike to and from the PCT trailhead parking lot. Highly recommend this beautiful hike for a quick day or overnight hike.

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!

The trail from Highland Lakes to Asa Lake is poorly marked. We missed the Asa Lake turn off. FYI it's about 75 yards past the "Entering Wilderness" sign. At this point the trail starts downhill and the split is hardly noticeable because the left fork (the one you want to take to Asa Lake) looks more like drainage or creek bed, so it's very easy to assume the trail you've been on just continue on to the right. Take the drainage one that veers off to the left.
On Laborday weekend the Highland Lakes campground was completely full.

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

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