Cape Disappointment Lighthouse Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ilwaco, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
298 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse was constructed in 1856 to warn seamen of the treacherous river bar known by then as the graveyard of the Pacific. This is the oldest functioning lighthouse on the West Coast.

hiking
2 months ago

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walking
3 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

6 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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.

walking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Fun trail to Cape Disappointment lighthouse.

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Part dirt, part paved trail to a viewpoint at the lighthouse overlooking the Columbia River. Watch for a trail going down to a beautiful beach at around the halfway point

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016