“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” ~Kahlil Gibran
With high cliff views of the Columbia River Gorge from the Washington side, the Cape Horn Loop Trail is a 6.8 mile loop that meanders through the woods to pop out points with wide open views of the river. Maintained by an active trail association, the Cape Horn loop is clean and clear making it a popular hike for outdoor lovers of all ages.
The lower portion of the Cape Horn trail is closed annually from February 1-July 15 to protect sensitive Peregrine Falcon habitat, so if you visit during this time frame make sure to save time to return on the trail to the parking lot.
Getting there: From Portland take I-5 or I-205 north to WA SR-14 east to milepost 26, turn left on Salmon Falls and then right into the Park and Ride lot. The trail begins across the road.