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: 5/21/2019: Trails open. Stock water troughs are not working at this time.
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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  Area/Length : 
17.0 mile trail system

  Elevation : 
900 feet - 1600 feet