15.8 miles
2,857 ft
-2,854 ft
1,469 ft
High Point

This is an excellent way to experience the Cape mountain trail system. You get to start at Baker Beach Camp, and end up there in the end.

Detailed Description
Cape Mountain from sea level to the top is a 16 mile less popular expert route located near Florence Oregon. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 2,857 ft with a max elevation of 1,469 ft then descends -2,854 ft.
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9 Reviews & Comments

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Deb7702 (Jul 29, 2022 at 14:44)
Trail Berry Creek
Accidentally climbed out of the trail. Climb was fun and interesting. The switchbacks were nicely done.
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Deb7702 (Jul 29, 2022 at 14:42)
Climb wasn’t bad! Super fun and flowy! Awesome dirt!
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ckohlmeier (Sep 8, 2020 at 9:35)
Trail to get to the old fire lookout. Busier with hiker traffic than the others.
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ckohlmeier (Sep 8, 2020 at 9:29)
Trail Berry Creek
Great descent. All the trails here seem to be a bit less difficult than their rating. This one is a super fast and fun descent into the creek. Tons of side hits to make things interesting.
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ckohlmeier (Sep 8, 2020 at 9:27)
Primo dirt. Some really fast and fun sections and some nice climbs. Makes a great start to a loop. Watch for horses!
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33InTheWind (Nov 11, 2019 at 13:51)
I only rode this from Nelson Ridge to Lookout Peak and back down. There was a downed tree about 200 yards up from Nelson, but everything else was rideable. Coming back down was a blast.
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33InTheWind (Nov 11, 2019 at 13:43)
Trail Berry Creek
Pretty sweet downhill trail. You'll cross the creek at the bottom of the descent. It was pretty shallow on my trip, but well worth the effort climbing back out.
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33InTheWind (Nov 11, 2019 at 13:22)
Agree with above. A solid intermediate trail. I'm an aggressive novice on an entry level hardtail and did just fine. If you have the time and legs/lungs, jump on Berry Creek. It's an ass kicker coming back up the 1600 feet of elevation, bit well worth it.
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skyjrichMTB (Aug 21, 2019 at 20:52)
Awesome trail, but definitely not a black diamond. Beautiful forest scenery, and just enough DH to keep it fun. Intermediate blue for sure.

Trails in Route

NFR 7892 miles
Berry Creek2 miles
Princess Tasha2 miles
Cape Mountain4,810 ft
NFR 7892 miles


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    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
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    Both Directions
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More Stats for Cape Mountain from sea level to the top mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    23 ft
  • Altitude start
    23 ft
  • Altitude end
    26 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,248 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Berry Creek
Jul 16, 2022 @ 9:26am
Jul 16, 2022
Small tree down across trail, can navigate over or around
Princess Tasha
Feb 26, 2022 @ 6:39am
Feb 26, 2022
Riding well. A few small trees down and a lot of trail debris. Needs brushed.
Cape Mountain
Aug 5, 2021 @ 8:55am
Aug 5, 2021
All trails are clear and clean. The lower trail sections are more narrow and rutted but Scurvy Ridge and Princess Tasha ride better. All seem intermediate in difficulty. Viewpoints of the coast were surprisingly scarce, made a bit more painful by the sign at Cape Mountain taunting with a message summarized as "You don't have a view. Well there used to be a GREAT view, but it's gone now. And that's a good thing, don't you agree?" message. It's nice riding in a coastal forest.
NFR 789
Sep 22, 2020 @ 9:43am
Sep 22, 2020
USFS shows all trails open, but Dry Lake and Horse Camp parking closed. FYI reporter
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