Cape Horn Conservancy is an all volunteer non-profit dedicated to providing thoughtful stewardship of this trail and surrounding public lands in the Washougal to Stevenson corridor. We work closely with the United States Forest Service (USFS), Washington Trails Association (WTA), and Friends of the Columbia Gorge (FOCG) to maintain and improve the existing trail and to plan for its eventual integration into a Washougal to Stevenson trail system. We have a vision of this trail as a world-class hiking destination, a jewel of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area trail system.  Please join us in this effort.

Cape Horn Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a member of
Skamania County Chamber of Commerce.

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Map to the trailhead

Cape Horn Trail video.
For more complete information on management of the Cape Horn Trail and the surrounding public lands please visit the Forest Service website.
WINTER STORM UPDATE: Cape Horn gets icy before many other low-elevation locations, and
stays icy longer. If you are considering hiking the trail this winter, bring microspikes, use common sense, and be cautious. For local weather conditions go to

February 1: A portion of the lower trail is now closed for nesting Peregrine Falcons and will reopen July 16th. In the meantime you can enjoy the upper trail as an out-and-back hike instead of a loop.

Considering contributing to Cape Horn Consevancy? Read the 2016 fundraising letter.