Explore the most popular birding trails near Ilwaco with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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!

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.

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.

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

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

Beautiful

Gorgeous view on sunny days :)

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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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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Awesome ww1 & ww2 bunkers

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Fun trail to Cape Disappointment lighthouse.

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Easy trail to North Head Lighthouse

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Short trail to a cool lighthouse

Beautiful

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Easy trail, Interesting Lighthouse, views of the Ocean and if you are lucky like we were Gray Whales just of the point

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Trail up to the interpretive center that is worth visiting and views of the ocean

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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

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Paved trail to a viewpoint and passes several world war II buildings and structures

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Paved trail to a viewpoint and passes several world war II buildings and structures

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Love it

It was a more challenging hike than expected. The view from McKinley Head is ho-hum. But there is a pretty cool old military battery there from a past day. Pretty neat to sneak back in history. The small hike by the Cape Disappointment lighthouse has a really cool beach area. Definitely worth it and the lighthouses are being restored!

Beautiful, lush, often canopied hike from lighthouse to Lewis & Clark interpretive center to sunny Waikiki Beach (1.2 miles one way, moderate). Then from beach we took the scenic Coastal Forest loop that provided lovely overlook views of Baker Bay (1.5 mile loop, moderate). On the coastal hike, we encountered a 4-foot snake (very cool!) and pod of angry wasps (not cool--got stung twice). Still very worth a visit.

Nice small hike for everyone. Great place to see the Columbia Bar and see and feel the history of the area.

Walked from the parking lot to the light house with a preschooler, toddler and infant. Fun hike!! Glad we found it!

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