Cape Horn Delight


Late spring, prospects of sunny weather – – – it was time to complete the last two hikes for entering the Friends of the Gorge Histories & Mysteries Challenge. I had saved the Beacon Rock climb and Cape Horn hike to the end since they were both in the western end of the Columbia River Gorge.

After climbing Beacon Rock I drove the short distance to the Cape Horn Trailhead.

Due to the  7.5-mile loop trail being closed on its lower half, I did a five mile out-and-back to a nice overlook with beautiful rock work. It’s a tribute to Nancy Russell, the founder of the Friends of the Gorge.

Once a very rough hiking area, now the Cape Horn Trail is a gem. There are some nice viewpoints of the Columbia River stretching for miles in each direction and a flat stretch of the trail bordering some farmlands.

To those of you in the Portland vicinity, I highly recommend doing the Histories & Mysteries Challenge. I learned some new things and had lots of fun on the hikes.

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily

Larkspur

Larkspur

Cape Horn Bridge

Cape Horn Bridge

Oregon Flag

Oregon Flag

Pleasant Trail

Pleasant Trail

Foxglove

Foxglove

Silver Star Mountain (my next outing)

Silver Star Mountain (my next outing)

Daisy

Daisy

Orange Honeysuckle

Orange Honeysuckle

 

 

 

 

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3 comments

  1. Thanks & God bless

    Ed Lyon
    Community Director, FCA Ventura County
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    elyon@fca.org

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  2. Hi John, I have done this one a couple of times. Great hike to introduce out of towners to the glory of the Gorge.

    Geoff Carr

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