Welcome to the Cape Mountain Trail Runs! These loop courses soar high above the Pacific Ocean on one of the Oregon Coast’s most defining headlands, Cape Mountain. Just 15 minutes north of Florence, the mountain’s hidden gem trail network offers miles and miles of exceptional singletrack through moss-draped old growth rainforest, enchanting creek canyons, and rare coastal headland meadows.
Oregon’s Cape Mountain headland projects straight out of the Pacific Ocean from its base at Sea Lion Point (famous for its caves!), rising nearly 1500’ above sea level at its summit. Within the mighty Siuslaw National Forest (pronounced sigh-YEW-slaw), Cape Mountain’s massive size, volcanic origins and location define the Central Oregon Coast as the northern geographic boundary of the Oregon Dunes and the Siuslaw River Valley, home to some of the most scenic coastline anywhere in the United States. Meadow and summit views extend for dozens of miles on clear days, having been stewarded by fire for thousands of years by the native Siuslaw peoples, who’ve hunted deer and elk here for countless generations. The Siuslaw tribe’s name for the mountain is Hu’wiina, the “high dark place at the north end of the sand dunes”.
Land Acknowledgement: We honor and recognize that we gather for this event on the traditional lands of the native Siuslaw peoples, who have occupied and stewarded these lands for millenia. We respect their right to self-determination and their sacred connection to these lands and waters.
About Daybreak Racing
Daybreak Racing presents unique Pacific NW trail running races including Tillamook Burn, Backcountry Rise and Gorge Waterfalls. Our goal is to share some of our area's most beautiful trails and reward your effort with trail friends, food, music and memories.
Adventure begins at Daybreak.
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Event's current local time: 9:48 PM PT