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Cape Disappointment State Park (formerly Fort Canby State Park) is a 1,882-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, fronted by the Pacific Ocean. The park offers two miles of ocean beach, two lighthouses, an interpretive center and hiking trails. Visitors enjoy beachcombing and exploring the area's rich natural and cultural history. The nearby coastal towns of Ilwaco and Long Beach feature special events and festivals spring through fall.

Why is this rated moderate? Less than a mile and 100feet climb!

Easy hike with children ages 9 and older. Were able to do the lighthouse tour and visit the gift shop. Very enjoyable and would recommend!

Easy walk to share with your friends!

Cape disappointment is a bit of a ... disappointment. You have to pay $10 to enter. The lighthouse is on a paved road. Beautiful views of the water and mountains. However, would not recommend this park.

4 stars because it is a spectacular view. Super easy. I carried 2 Chihuahuas out and back. Fun hour exploring and seeing remnants of structures from the past being slowly erased by nature.

Beautiful! A little steep at one part and another 0.4 mile to the interpretive center. Don’t forget your water!

on North Head Trail

2 months ago

Nice and easy trail. I’d consider it a little on the technical side given all the roots and the amount of slippery mud.

Beautiful views, great for all ages. My daughter loved it.

Beautiful views and nice hike in combination with Bells View hike too!

Beautiful views on a clear day but very windy! Nice that the trail is all paved so no muddy feet.

Fun hike to the lighthouse with husband and 9 year old son - highly recommend as a family outing.

Super gorgeous winter day. Sun was out and made the views incredible. The trail was a little muddy in some places so make sure you’re prepared for that. We went down to the little beach area too! Again, muddy but worth it!

Easy trail for beautiful views!

Great area to explore!

Beautiful hike going up, and a nice view at the top. Unfortunately you cannot go inside, so that was a bummer. Still worth the climb, though.

This trail was easy and had plenty of views of the beaches down below, as well as of the light house. Along the way there was a volunteer who was very helpful in explaining where everything was in the area and pointing me in the right direction of where I wanted to go. Once at the interpretive center, it was cheap to get in and full of interesting exhibits. I would highly recommend this hiking trail for anyone.

Lovely area to explore for the whole family.

Short hike lighthouse is currently under construction so no point in going if your looking to get a photo of it at this time

Monday, June 19, 2017

Be prepared for the smell in the summer but the views are spectacular and the interprative center is interesting

Sunday, June 18, 2017

We are absolute beginners, both having lost a lot of weight and still working on upping our activity level. I don't know if I would rate this hike "easy" for middle-aged duffers like us, but it was easy enough. We didn't make it all the way to MacKenzie Head, but that was because of mud on the trail, not because it had gotten too tough for us. I would do it again. But bring bug repellent! The mosquitos were nasty.

scenic driving
Tuesday, June 06, 2017


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Gorgeous view on sunny days :)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Beautiful lighthouse (in need of maintance) and interpretative center, highly recommended!

Hiked this trail many times. Not to long, but trail does climb towards end on paved road to lighthouse. On a clear day you can see Astoria. With field glasses you can see Seaside. Oldest Lighthouse in the state

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Beautiful trail, not too many people and don't miss dead man's cove! it like a little piece of paradise. It's for everyone but little kids I would say.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Awesome ww1 & ww2 bunkers

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Fun trail to Cape Disappointment lighthouse.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cool trail that ends at a cool lighthouse

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Easy trail to North Head Lighthouse

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