Cape Mountain Trails #1329

Area Status: Open

 A series of trails forming loops meanders across the forest slopes of Cape Mountain, high above the Pacific Ocean to make up this 17.0 mile trail system. Spectacular views of the ocean and river valleys as the trails lead through a temperate rain forest and mountain meadows.

  • Nelson Ridge Trail: 3.5 miles
  • Berry Lane Trail: 1.1 miles
  • Lookout Loop Trail: 1.2 miles
  • Cape Mountain Trail: 0.6 mile
  • Princess Tasha Trail: 0.3 mile
  • Scurvy Ridge Trail: 3.5 miles
  • Horseshoe Lane Trail: 1.2 miles
  • Blue Horizon Trail: 0.9 miles
  • Berry Creek Trail: 2.2 miles
  • Wapati Trail: 1.9 miles

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/12/2023: Cape Mt. Trails are open. Expect storm debris on trails and access roads. Trail Crew currently maintaining this trail system.
Restrictions: Weed Free Feed Required
Restroom: Toilets at trailheads
Passes: Recreation pass or fee required? NO
Information Center: Central Coast Ranger District - Waldport Office or Reedsport Office

General Information


Trailhead at Horse Creek Campground:
10.5 miles north of Florence, OR turn east onto Forest Road #58 (Horse Creek Road) for 4.7 miles to trailhead, sign at entrance.

  • Trailhead for Scurvy Ridge Trail  access to the rest 

Dry Lake Trailhead at Dry Lake Horse Camp:
Travel 5 miles north of Florence, OR turn east onto Herman Peak Road for 3 miles, trailhead is on the left. Tent camping is available at the campground.

  • Trailhead for Princess Tasha and Nelson Ridge Trails + access to rest

General Notes:

 Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.5 mb)

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Day Hiking

Hikers and horse riders share these trails.


Horse Riding

Hikers and horse riders share these trails. Camping is available at Dry Lake and Horse Creek horse camps along the trail.

Interpretive Areas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Related Links


  • Trail Maps
    Find geo-referenced PDFs on our mobile friendly trail map download page


  Area/Length : 
17.0 mile trail system

  Elevation : 
900 feet - 1600 feet