Portland: Cape Falcon

Sea cliffs, wildflower meadows, secret waterfalls, and little elevation gain make this coastal old-growth 4-miler a sweet dayhike at any time of year.
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Sea cliffs, wildflower meadows, secret waterfalls, and little elevation gain make this coastal old-growth 4-miler a sweet dayhike at any time of year.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 3.2

Waypoints

CFT001

Location: 45.7631340026856, -123.956130981445

Cape Falcon trailhead

CFT002

Location: 45.7625350952148, -123.959266662598

Deep ravine on the L; straight toward Cape Falcon

CFT003

Location: 45.7609672546387, -123.964485168457

Turn R @ T onto Cape Falcon Trail; gentle climb

CFT004

Location: 45.7641830444336, -123.964996337891

Climb up the sculpted trunk onto the throne of the Forest King for large views; sweet scents of hemlock prevalent

CFT005

Location: 45.7648010253906, -123.968566894531

View of Short Sand Beach below

CFT006

Location: 45.7645988464356, -123.971801757812

Great view of the Smuggler Cove and Pacific Ocean

CFT007

Location: 45.7637481689453, -123.975914001465

Go L onto unmarked trail just before footbridge; hike 100 ft. to hidden waterfall then continue another 200 ft. to reach the top of larger waterfall; return to trail

CFT008

Location: 45.7629852294922, -123.979080200195

L @ junction; trail cuts through waist-high shrubs

CFT009

Location: 45.7619514465332, -123.981086730957

Look N over 200-ft. cliff to Cape Falcon; excellent picnic spot; return to trailhead