Cape Disappointment Lighthouse Loop Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Canby, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
718 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Hike to an old lighthouse as well as a really nice Lewis & Clark Interpretive center. With beautiful views of the cape. Climb to the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast, explore bunkers of an old military fort, wander through coastal forests, and take in spectacular vistas, including breathtaking ocean views. The park has old-growth forest, lakes, freshwater and saltwater marshes, streams, ocean tidelands, and lots of watchable wildlife. Visit the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and swim at Waikiki Beach, the only swim-safe beach on the Peninsula.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with great views. Trail is in good shape. Saw two Bald Eagles!

hiking
4 months ago

Did 5.4 miles stitching together the different trails, with 1260 ft total gain. Nice rolling trails, good condition. I really liked the Coastal Forest Loop - old growth and beautiful views.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy walk to share with your friends!

nature trips
5 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Lovely area to explore for the whole family.

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cool trail that ends at a cool lighthouse

hiking
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Killer View of Columbia River

hiking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

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.

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