Cape Horn Overlook
Cape Horn Overlook is accessed via Cape Horn Trail #4418. Follow Cape Horn Trail for a scenic 2 mile hike to Cape Horn Overlook. The site was developed in dedication to Nancy Russell, who saved this slice of heaven and its breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge.
You can complete the entire strenuous loop between July 16 to Jan 31. Peregrine falcon closure is in effect for the section south of Highway 14, along Cape Horn Trail, from February 1 to July 15 which closes a section of the trail.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Day use only from dawn to dusk. Year-round.|
|Open Season:||Year round|
Day Use Only. No overnight camping allowed and absolutely NO CAMPFIRES are permitted.
|Closest Towns:||Bingen, WA; White Salmon, WA|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area|
From Washougal, WA: Travel east on Washington State Highwway 14 approximately 8 miles to milepost 26.4, Salmon Falls Road. Turn left (north) on Salmon Falls Road then immediately right on Canyon Creek Road, and park in the Skamania County Park and Ride parking lot. Take the trail across Salmon Falls Road from the parking lot, and enjoy a scenic 2 mile hike to Cape Horn Overlook.
From Bingen/White Salmon, WA: Travel west on WA-14 ~26 miles to milepost 26.4, Salmon Falls Road. Turn right (north) on Salmon Falls Road, then immediately right on Canyon Creek Road and park in the Skamania County Park and Ride parking lot. Take the trail across Salmon Falls Road from the parking lot.
Parking is available in the Skamania County Park and Ride at the corner of WA-14 and Salmon Falls Road. Please park only in designated spaces and do not park along local roads and highways.
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Cape Horn overlook is a day use only site. Hiking up to the overlook will reward you with expansive views of the Gorge that are superb. No camping is allowed an absolutely no campfires are permitted at the site. Thanks for recreating responsibly!
|Hours of Operation:||Day use only. No overnight camping and no fires.|
Alerts & Warnings
- Waterfall Corridor Timed Use Permits begin May 24
- Closure Update: Eagle Creek Fire
- Firewood available again
- Spring weekend hiking permits for Dog Mountain
- Drones prohibited in wilderness and select recreation sites
- Klickitat Mile One Overnight Use & Large Boat Launch Prohibition
- Guard against car theft
- Check road and weather conditions