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We really enjoyed this trail. First hike of 2019 and we needed an easy trail to start out with. Great picture opportunity along the way.

Well maintained trail, nice leisure walk. Great views of puget sound at the bottom! Well worth it.

5 days ago

Super good view all the way. Very relaxing and beautiful ~

Great trail for little ones. Good for a quick relaxing stroll through the woods and cool ending at the beach.

this is my favorite option for when I don't have the time to drive far, but I'd really like to be surrounded by trees.

Signage easy to follow, and an easy trail to walk or run, as your preference.

Fun casual trail. Very easy. Great views from beach.

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

Beautiful trail! It was a great first trail here in Washington and I look forward to many more. Once you get to the water enjoy the seals popping out to say their hellos!!

I’m a rookie at trails and enjoyed this.

great hike. would have given 5 stars if the north side of the loop was not so I'll maintained and difficult to find the right path.

Cold in the winter, lots of shade, as you are walking down a gully to the sound. But nice wide trail more of a road. Lot of dogs. Beautiful views at the water.

on Cape Flattery Trail

1 month 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.

A nice, easy hike with beautiful views of the water. We saw bald eagles nesting in the cliffs and even did a little skinny dipping!

trail running
1 month ago

Rained some pooled water - otherwise groomed trail with nice views of sound

This a great trail for a family walk with the dog. It’s 1.5 miles from the trailhead to the shores of Puget Sound with a gradual downhill. Partly paved and partly stones, the trail is easy to follow and well traveled. Spectacular scenery as you are surrounded by trees and trickling water.

1 month ago

Excellent views during the hike. The hike itself was confusing, we kept going back and forth with the map instructions matching with the sign posts. i gave a 4* cause the restrooms were locked! Overall, we enjoyed but I would definitely advise hikers to plan the route.

loved it

beautiful hike with great views and lookouts. although very easy to lose the trail and get lost. don't recommend without a GPS if you are doing it for the first time.

easy walking trail

Easy walking trail.

Awesome hike, and well marked, with great signage

2 months ago

This short little path was rather popular with the tourists on the day that I visited. But the nice view at the end was worth putting up with the crowds.

2 months ago

The first half of this hike was a 2-mile dirt path through the forest. It was a bit muddy at times, but not too bad. The second half was a comfortable 2.5-mile walk on a sandy beach to Point of the Arches. This stretch was breathtakingly beautiful.

easy but enjoyable

2 months ago

The trail was beautiful at every turn, and the destination was even better. We backpacked to the beach and did the hike to Point of the Arches. It was unlike anything we’d ever seen before. At low tide we saw starfish and anemones in tidal pools and on the rocks that were exposed. Sea stacks are all around, of course.

Be prepared to maneuver a muddy trail; hiking poles helped us immensely. Finding the old rope leading to the beach has now been replaced by stairs was a pleasant surprise.

I would rate this hike 5 stars, however; I could not find the 2nd half of the trail. Ended up climbing down a rock cliff only to find that it dead ended at the beach. Had to backtrack and take another route to get back to the parking lot. Other than that, it was a great hike. Fairly easy, well maintained trails, gorgeous views and abundant wildlife.

Went at sunset and it was amazing!

This was my 2nd hike ever, loved the bridges and stone stairs. Absolutely gorgeous

This is a nice little hike. It goes from beach to forest. I think it would be best to start at the forest end and walk to the beach.

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