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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse Loop Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse Loop Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Canby, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until October.

4.2 miles 718 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


Hike to an old lighthouse as well as a really nice Lewis & Clark Interpretive center. With beautiful views of the cape. Climb to the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast, explore bunkers of an old military fort, wander through coastal forests, and take in spectacular vistas, including breathtaking ocean views. The park has old-growth forest, lakes, freshwater and saltwater marshes, streams, ocean tidelands, and lots of watchable wildlife. Visit the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and swim at Waikiki Beach, the only swim-safe beach on the Peninsula.

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2 months ago

My wife and I did this hike many moons ago. Would do it again. The excellent views and the lighthouse are the treat at the end.