Cape Mountain Trails #1329
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:||5/2/2022: Expect Storm debris on trails during spring months. Report any trail issues or concerns to Trail Coordinator 541-997-2562.|
|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|
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
Trail Map (Geospatial PDF ~ 1.5 mb)
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Hikers and horse riders share these trails.
Hikers and horse riders share these trails. Camping is available at Dry Lake and Horse Creek horse camps along the trail.
Alerts & Warnings
- Beach restrictions in effect March 15 - Sept. 15 to protect nesting birds
- Cascade Head Research Area inaccessible on FSR 1861 due to landslide
- Varying Hours at Supervisor's Office June 23-July 8
- Downed Trees Blocking Forest Road 2005 on Marys Peak
- Forest Service Road 24 Closure