North Head Trail is a 3 mile out and back trail located near Ilwaco, Washington that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.0 miles
600 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running


2 months ago

Beautiful trail I suggest adding the McKenzie trail to this for a workout.

6 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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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

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.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

We don't usually car camp, but I have to say we liked this place so much we stayed an extra night to finish all the trails in the area. Could not believe how many salamandars there were. Had to be very careful where we stepped. Awesome woodfire pizza at the store next to the entrance. Definitely coming back again in April. The park hasn't fully opened so you are able to really appreciate the place without crowds.

5 months ago

5 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

Monday, July 31, 2017

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Sunday, July 19, 2015