A few weeks ago— before wildfires swept through the Columbia River Gorge— Sam and I spent a Saturday hiking the Cape Horn Trail on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. It’s a beautiful hike, especially the Northern side of the trail. The views of the gorge were breathtaking and the heights were terrifying.
It was a bit comical when, towards the end of the seven-mile loop, we passed some hikers starting the trail from the opposite direction. It took us four hours to complete the hike and these hikers we starting around 6pm. In sandals. Not what I would recommend if you’re looking to tackle this hike! Hiking boots are really recommended and don’t forget to bring plenty of water (I may have shared the entire contents of my camelback with a couple who ran out after only bringing one small bottle for themselves. It was a very hot day. And did I mention the seven-mile part?!!! I was happy to share though!)
Here are some pics. Enjoy!