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North Head Discovery Trail is a 14.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Long Beach, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 14.5 mi Elevation gain 367 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Road biking Walking Bird watching Running Beach Forest Partially paved Views Wild flowers
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This is a beautiful walk or bike ride with views of Cape Disappointment, the Long Beach Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean. The main trail is a very well maintained bike path that does get some pedestrian use. Interesting landmarks along the way including Clark's tree and a grey whale skeleton.

Plenty of parking at the beginning point of either trail head.

Hwy 103 to Long Beach or Hwy 101 to Ilwaco, WA.

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Angela McLeod
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Brandee Rae
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Road bikingGreat!

A great trail to walk or bike. Nice views of the beach and ocean.

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Mychael Clarson
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Great!No shade

fun trail we are only hikers there mostly bikes

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Jerry Gilbert
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Hiking

Fast bike downhill.

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Vicki Geertsma
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biked some of the trail today, what a great ride

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Brook Sattler
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Very nice ride for a family with little kids. Our 5 year old enjoyed it. He made it about 9 miles.

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Wendy Murry
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I take parts of this trail daily it’s easy & pretty. Ive spotted lots of deer, shore birds, whales and bald eagles depending on the season.

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Crindalyn Lyster
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Right out my front door. The perfect trail for a multitude of outdoor activities.

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Eric Cochenour
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Mountain biking

great ride, lots of sights and smells. enjoyed long beach when we finished.

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Sam N Kellye Masters
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Mountain biking

BEAUTIFUL!!! We loved it, and found it to be our favorite trail so far.. nice rolling hills along Ocean front scenery with smooth riding..you come along many photo worthy locstions..we went to the light house, which is up higher into the hills, and over nice walking bridges.. even fun net coming back down:) about a 16 mile loop.. DO IT!

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Long Beach Peninsula
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Road biking

Beautifully paved biking and walking path that winds and rolls through the dune grasses and low woodlands. The ocean waves are constantly in view, and we saw lots of birds and a couple of deer. We started at the Beard's Hollow trailhead and rode easily for about 45 minutes, encountering only a few other cyclists and walkers, and stopping for a delicious lunch break at the Pickled Fish Restaurant at the Adrift Hotel in Long Beach. Perfect relaxing day. Will definitely do again.

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Ivan Singleton
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Running

I ran the whole trail from Breakers all the way up to the lighthouse and back last weekend. It was a beautiful sunny day with picturesque views. I look forward to running the trail again and again and again. Very easy run with a little bit of a challenge heading up to the lighthouse and lookout at the Cape. Highly recommended!!!

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Brian Bach
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Mountain biking

loved the ride. i thought it was easy and there were multiple places for beach access. I will do it again.

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David Marcell
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Longboard friendly!

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Linda Black
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Beautiful ride! NICE pathway. Great scenic views of the beach!

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Courtney Ortegon
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Beautiful trail perhaps a bit monotonous. Really well maintained cement trail. You can see the beach only as you get closer to ilwaca.

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Jennifer Goodrich
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Loved it!!

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Debbie John
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Road biking

It was the best bike path I've ever ridden and it was more fun riding back becuz it was all downhill.

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Phuong Ta
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The Northend trail head is located on 26th just off of Pacific Hwy. just follow the Doscovery Trail sign then the Monument Tree sign. Sort of misleading since it's right beside an apartment complex. The trail is very well maintained! No tree roots, dog or horse manure when we were there. We even sighted a lone deer then later a mama deer with her 2 baby fawns. This trail does connect over to Cape Disappointment State Park. I brought my mountain bike for this trip but will definitely come back with my road bike!!

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Chris Barber
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Makes me wish I had a bike!

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Spencer Barker
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Hiking

This trail offers well maintained trails, easy access to the beach, and mostly paved trail. The trail was also very easy with little steep inclines. At the trail head there was a bridged area that you can walk on, that could have been at once a pond, but now it contains a lot of deer, and possibly coyote pawprints. I would reccommend this trail to anyone looking for an easy, but accessible, and achieving hike.

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Steve Swartz
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Road biking

I ride this trail on a regular basis now that I moved to Long Beach. Love the ride to Beards Hollow. The ride is flat and the views are supreme, especially Beards Hollow. I posted Picture so you can see for yourself. For longer rides you can ride on to Discovery park and visit the light houses and continue out to Illwaco at the port for nice views of the Columbia. I moved here because of these rides.

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Renae Harrison
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Road biking
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This is a great bike ride with stunning views of Cape Disappointment, the Long Beach Peninsula and Cape Disappointment. The path is very well maintained.

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Elton Sequeira
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Reneé Peltzer
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Oleksandra Ievsieieva
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Stanley Noga
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Jessica Medlock
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Jon Jensen
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