Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Cape Disappointment State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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

hiking
1 month 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 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

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.

Gorgeous view on sunny days :)

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cool trail that ends at a cool lighthouse

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Easy trail to North Head Lighthouse

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Short trail to a cool lighthouse

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Very fun hike! Took my 2 and 4 year old it took us a little over two hours but all in all was a great hike! we got sprinkled on at the end which felt amazing as it was a difficult hike back up the hill.

Killer View of Columbia River

awesome drive done a couple of times

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Easy trail, Interesting Lighthouse, views of the Ocean and if you are lucky like we were Gray Whales just of the point

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Trail up to the interpretive center that is worth visiting and views of the ocean

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Paved trail to a viewpoint and passes several world war II buildings and structures

My wife and I did this hike many moons ago. Would do it again. The excellent views and the lighthouse are the treat at the end.

Beautiful drive on both sides of the Columbia river.

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Paved trail to a viewpoint and passes several world war II buildings and structures

walking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

It was awesome. I'll do it again....

hiking
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Beautiful, easy hike. Amazing views. Definitely family friendly.

hiking
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Loved this area. Spent most of the day checking it out. Bike trails, hiking, 2 light houses. Interpretive center. History of the fort/battery. We need to come back with the kid and dogs. Beautiful day to hike. Lots of different types of mushrooms.

hiking
Sunday, April 28, 2013

This is a muddy and wonderful trail. A lot of it is in need of repair. If you are looking for a leisure, easy walk this is not it. Which is probably why I liked it so much. A lot of salamanders. My wife and I got soaked in April showers on this hike and loved every minute of it. Both ends of the trail are in great shape and there is evidence of a lot of trail work going on. In between though is a different story, the trail is tore up.

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