Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cape Horn Loop

Visit the Cape Horn Loop for one of the premier hiking loops in the Gorge. A 7.7 mile loop, the Cape Horn Trail is an easy 40 minute drive from Portland, offering a perfect weekend hike for Oregonians, Washingtonians, and those visiting the area.
Driving Directions
The Cape Horn trailhead is located at the Skamania County Transit Park & Ride lot near milepost 26 along State Highway 14 at Salmon Falls Road.

From the West:

Take State Highway 14 east past Camas (milepost 12) and Washougal (milepost 16).
Two miles east of Washougal you enter the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area. Continue east into the Gorge.
Six miles east of the Gorge entrance pass the Cape Horn Viewpoint, where motorists get a glimpse of one of the views hikers enjoy on the trail.
A little more than a mile beyond the Cape Horn Viewpoint turn left onto Salmon Falls Road (just beyond milepost 26, about 20 miles from I-205) and then immediately turn right.
You’ll see the trailhead parking on your right.

From the East:

Take State Highway 14 west about eight miles past Beacon Rock State Park to the intersection with Salmon Falls Road.
Turn right onto Salmon Falls Road, immediately turn right again and you’ll see trailhead parking on your right.
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