Cape Horn Loop
High Point: 1200'
DirectionsFrom Vancouver, Washington take Highway 14 east to milepost 26.4. At the intersection of Highway 14 and Salmon Falls Rd. is a small parking area.
Several sections of this trail go along exposed cliff edges and therefore is not recommended for young children.
Find the trail across Salmon Falls Rd. and walk through a forest of mostly alder as you climb towards Pioneer Point (1200 ft. elev.). Just below the summit there is a good view point overlooking the Columbia River Gorge. Follow the trail over the tree covered summit of Pioneer Point and down the other side to an old road bed, staying to the left till you come to a paved road. Turn left and go a short distance, then turn right on the first of two gravel roads. After you pass the entrance to a private home the trail may become over grown with grass and hard to follow, just follow the fence line to its end and turn left to pick up the trail again. After descending a couple of switchbacks you come to another view point, continue on till you reach the highway. Directly across the highway the trail continues and soon crosses a creek and shortly after that comes to a four way intersection. To the left goes to a stunning view point at the top of Salmon Falls, to the right goes back up to the highway. Go straight ahead and you will soon descend down several switchbacks till the trail levels out and starts to head east. Follow the trail through a forest of oak trees till you come to Salmon Falls. The trail goes behind the falls and continues on till it comes to Cape Horn Road, follow it for about a mile back up to the parking area.