Cape Disappointment Lighthouse Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ilwaco, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.1 miles 297 feet Out & Back

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The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse was constructed in 1856 to warn seamen of the treacherous river bar known by then as the graveyard of the Pacific. This is the oldest functioning lighthouse on the West Coast.

hiking
4 months ago

Part dirt, part paved trail to a viewpoint at the lighthouse overlooking the Columbia River. Watch for a trail going down to a beautiful beach at around the halfway point