CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Cape Horn

CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,350 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

We will meet at 8:45 a.m. and be ready to hike at 9:00 a.m.

Our meeting place is the main parking area at the Skamania County Public Transit Park.  It is located at the intersection of Salmon Falls road and Highway 14 (just west of Prindle, WA), about 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver, on your left at milepost 26.4.

We'll have great views, falls and a challenging workout on rocky slopes, and will do the  loop route if there are  no nesting peregrine falcon restrictions.

I have a group campsite reserved at the Wyeth Campground for Friday and Saturday nights, for those able to make these hikes more than a (long) day trip.   The campground  is off of Interstate 8 at Exit 51 in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.   The cost of the campsite (per night: $34 plus $5 per vehicle) will be shared by those who choose to camp there for either one or two nights.  All campgrounds in the Scenic Area have some highway and train noise, so bring your earplugs for sleeping!

We will follow all COVID precautions and the Code of Conduct.  Carpooling with those outside of your household is not recommended.


Cape Horn

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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