Columbia River Gorge: Cape Horn Trail

the view from a lookout along the Cape Horn Trail in the Columbia River Gorge.

the view from a lookout along the Cape Horn Trail in the Columbia River Gorge.

This is part 1 of 3 of our favorite winter hikes in the Columbia River Gorge! This post covers the Cape Horn Trail. As far as PNW beauty goes, it’s hard to beat. The trail is a loop that runs a hair over 7 miles long with an elevation gain of 1350 ft. – moderate, but totally doable. It’s a newer trail with a lot of varied views, from deep woods to great lookout points to waterfalls to even some black sheep on the way back! Enjoy:

 

More lookout views.

More lookout views.

more lookout views.

winter wonderland!

winter wonderland!

frosted everything.

frosted everything.

 

As we dropped elevation, the snow started disappearing, revealing a whole new set of scenery.

As we dropped elevation, the snow started disappearing, revealing a whole new set of scenery.

Hey, look! A waterfall!

Hey, look! A waterfall!

Made a new friend at the end of the loop.

Made a new friend at the end of the loop.

Cheers!

Mia

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