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Cape Horn Falls

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The middle tier of Cape Horn Falls (Steve Hart)

Description

The only view people get of all three tiers of 600-foot Cape Horn Falls is from a vessel on the Columbia River or from the Oregon side at Bridal Veil Falls. The Cape Horn Trail crosses a bridge below the middle tier of the falls, and the upper tier can be viewed from the Upper Waterfall Viewpoint. The lowest tier plunges off the cliffs near Cigar Rock out of sight of hikers on the Cape Horn Trail. The falls are usually seasonal, and late summer hikers may see no water at all.

Before construction of the footbridge, hikers scrambled up the scree and walked behind the waterfall. Now that the trail has been rerouted and there's a bridge in place, please don't do this.

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