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Short easy hike to the lighthouse, beautiful view!!

Beautiful views

Easy well worth the walk for lighthouse lovers.

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

the views at the end were good, but half the hike was paved and it was a little upsetting

Easy not moderate. Pretty view

Perfect hike! Great views! Single file trail most of the way.

This is a decent walk with a lot of uphill & downhill, but it’s short enough that you won’t get too tired.

The hike goes past Deadmans Hollow, a beautiful narrow inlet with a small island and sandy beach. You may be tempted to go down there - and you certainly CAN - but there are a few prominent signs “US GOVERNMENT PRIVATE PROPERTY - NO TRESPASSING.”

We just took photos and selfies and lamented that - apparently - the “government” does not include American citizens.

4 months ago

great with the grandkids

4 months ago

This was an historical and a safe easy walk. We talked to a park ranger along the path and she gave us maps of nearby hikes that weren't on All Trails at all. I'll post to those as we do them. We took six year old and a12 year old and they made it just fine. At the end is a small bay where it's quiet and beautiful. A good place to have lunch. An enjoyable day. Remember... what you bring in, you bring out.

Why is this rated moderate? Less than a mile and 100feet climb!

Easy hike with children ages 9 and older. Were able to do the lighthouse tour and visit the gift shop. Very enjoyable and would recommend!

Cape disappointment is a bit of a ... disappointment. You have to pay $10 to enter. The lighthouse is on a paved road. Beautiful views of the water and mountains. However, would not recommend this park.

on North Head Trail

7 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.

Beautiful views, great for all ages. My daughter loved it.

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.

Easy trail for beautiful views!

Great area to explore!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

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.

Great views.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Short hike lighthouse is currently under construction so no point in going if your looking to get a photo of it at this time

Monday, June 19, 2017

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

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.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Gorgeous view on sunny days :)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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

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

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