Cape Disappointment to Breakers Trail

EASY 16 reviews

Cape Disappointment to Breakers Trail is a 17.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ilwaco, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

17.8 miles 1352 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From Long Beach, south 3.5 miles on Pacific Way to Ilwaco. Turn right on North Head Road and drive 2.5 miles to North Head Lighthouse Road. Turn right and drive .5 miles to the well-signed park entrance. The main trailhead is located at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, inside the park entrance.

2 months ago

Beautiful

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4 months ago

Love it

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8 months ago

It was a more challenging hike than expected. The view from McKinley Head is ho-hum. But there is a pretty cool old military battery there from a past day. Pretty neat to sneak back in history. The small hike by the Cape Disappointment lighthouse has a really cool beach area. Definitely worth it and the lighthouses are being restored!

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1 year ago

1 year ago

Beautiful, lush, often canopied hike from lighthouse to Lewis & Clark interpretive center to sunny Waikiki Beach (1.2 miles one way, moderate). Then from beach we took the scenic Coastal Forest loop that provided lovely overlook views of Baker Bay (1.5 mile loop, moderate). On the coastal hike, we encountered a 4-foot snake (very cool!) and pod of angry wasps (not cool--got stung twice). Still very worth a visit.

2 years ago

Nice small hike for everyone. Great place to see the Columbia Bar and see and feel the history of the area.

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2 years ago

Walked from the parking lot to the light house with a preschooler, toddler and infant. Fun hike!! Glad we found it!

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2 years ago

easy hike, very family friendly. great views. dead mans cove is an awesome place for lunch!

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2 years ago

We hiked from Cape Disappointment State Park to Cape Disappointment lighthouse. The trail was fun and is good for families and kids. There are a couple of nice overlooks to the beach/ocean, and an old bunker located along the trail

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4 years ago

went geocaching here and had a wonderful time. Rangers were working on the trails in spots to improve access to the beach. great for families and kids.