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hiking
17 hours ago

On a nice day, this trail is a must see. Easy 3/4 mile hike in, not ADA accessible, but most everyone else should have no problems. We got chased away by the rain, but not before catching some great drone shots of the sea caves under the vistas. Couldn’t really see the lighthouse with all the rain, so we’re now awaiting a sunny day to go back out. Even in the rain, it was a great hike. Some roots and a bit of mud to contend with.

hiking
scramble
22 hours ago

hiking
10 days ago

This hike is incredibly steep and covered with snow and ice from start to finish. Definitely bring microspikes and poles. It’s very demanding but the view is very much worth the effort.

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off trail
rocky
snow
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Scenic and forested heavily but not too difficult technically. The endpoint is totally worth the effort. Spectacular views await!

hiking
14 days ago

Iconic PNW!

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful

hiking
snow
25 days ago

Beautiful mossy wooded short trail to stunning views! Many wooden platform lookouts and cool boardwalks. nice parking area.

hiking
1 month ago

CLIFFS!!!!! And beautiful panoramics of the furthest NW point in the nation! ❤️

hiking
snow
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is one way. UP!
We didn’t make it entirely to the top but we got to the ropes...
If you have a fear of heights it might not be for you...

hiking
1 month ago

God was this hard! Hiked it with my 20 year old son who said he’d love to do it as a race... Not me man! It felt good, at 50, to get to the top. Going up the ropes with my child was a nonstarter. We’re going to do it again and MAYBE I’ll try the ropes...I dunno. I say that now, from my office chair in Jersey.

took my cousin and daughter here a couple years back during a pretty nasty storm, excellent climb up, exhilarating summit!

Unreal. Easy access, fun hike. Feels like summer in mid January.

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome view. Definitely worth the steep climb and ropes to get to the top.

I’ve hiked this trail several times throughout the year. The trail is in good condition and easy to follow. There are a few inches of snow at the top but it’s still safe to scramble the shoulder for the view.

Avoid the upper goat path. I is thick enough to be a hazard but to thin to work with just under 1/4”. Fall protection gear is highly recommended. For above the continuation.

Hiked January 8, 2019

Loved this hike. It tested not only my physical strength but also mental strength. beautiful views and worth the rope climb to the top!

hiking
2 months ago

What a gorgeous hike. I hiked this on December 24th and you begin in a lush forest even during winter, there is a lot of green and a lot of huge trees. I didn’t encounter any snow but there was snow present on slopes further up past the trail. It definitely deserves the hard rating if hiked all the way to the top. If stopping at the first viewpoint it may be a moderate. There is a lot of elevation gain quick. The last part after the end of the maintained trail is a little sketchy, some ropes are there to help up but I wouldn’t place all your weight on them. The view from the top is definitely worth it.

Damn I loved this hike. One of my top 3 for 2018, along with Angel’s Landing in Zion and Old Rag in Shenandoah. If you feel confident in your balance and climbing skills, you need to go all the way to the top. If not, I wouldn’t risk it. Once you go past the end-of-maintained-trail sign, things get pretty hairy ... and fun. The ropes are fine for balance, but I wouldn’t trust them with full body weight. Another reviewer said one snapped. Take a pair of heavy gloves, even if it’s hot, for navigating the rocks at the top, and especially on the way down from the peak. I took a couple long breaks and several short ones on the way up. It’s a great workout. This is a bucket list hike for me.

This was my First Hike Ever! Absolutely Gorgeous! Fell in Love with hiking to the point I decided to permanently moving to Washington. The path is spectacular with a variety of of stone paths and wooden stairs. Wooden bridge is a bit narrow only one direction of traffic at a time.

Breathe taking views, especially at the sunset, late December trail was messy and slippery

I’m a rookie at trails and enjoyed this.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! Conditions last week of December were good. A few muddy spots. A few down trees, but nothing serious. There was a little snow at the top, but none on the trail.

The climb starts off very steep. If you have a hard time at the start, expect the same difficulty for the duration of the climb. I would say the last .5 miles is a pretty narrow trail and probably isn’t the best for people with a fear of heights. It also gets a little steep, I would call it a scramble. There are fixed ropes in place but note these aren’t the best ropes. One broke on someone in front of me on the way down. Overall, I would say this a difficult hike. Proper gear, water, and snacks should be used.

Best day hike ever......but you must be in good shape....... for this butt kicker. I'm 64 years old.

We did this hike on Saturday, November 8th, and it was perfect! Trail conditions were great, there was no snow or ice, and the ropes at the top were all intact. The hike itself is steep, but not that long, so if you're in any kind of decent shape, you'll be fine, just take a few breaks along the way. Absolutely stunning views at the top!

on Cape Flattery Trail

3 months ago

beautiful, although short. make sure to get your visitors permit (the gas station sells it) as you can't buy it at the trailhead.

hiking
3 months ago

Such a beautiful hike once you get to the top and completely rewarding. I would not recommend doing this hike alone. The start of the hike was a bit intimidating at first because it was pretty straight up hill, however it did level out a bit to a steady incline until you get to the rock climbing portion at the top. For my girlfriends and I it was a one time hike mostly because on the way down the rock the rope snapped, so defiantly approach the rope with come caution.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful November day for the hike. Well maintained trail and easy to follow signs and paths. A couple steep drop offs at the top but still manageable for peeps afraid of heights. Rope portion is not treacherous, just a little slippery if you have shoes with bad traction. View from the top is unbeatable. Definitely the most rewarding hike at Lake Crescent.

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