Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Easy not moderate. Pretty view

hiking
1 month ago

great with the grandkids

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!

on North Head Trail

hiking
4 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 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.

hiking
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

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.

walking
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Gorgeous view on sunny days :)

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Easy trail to North Head Lighthouse

hiking
Saturday, February 18, 2017

Short trail to a cool lighthouse

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.

awesome drive done a couple of times

hiking
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

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Turn at the Farmhouse and drive past tang go the the boat ramp. There are two other trails that connect and make a large loop.

Beautiful drive on both sides of the Columbia river.

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

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

walking
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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

on Black Lake

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Very fun! We thought at first we were supposed to start at the picnic tables. That's not it at all. Go around the north side and past the farm house to the east side to park. That's the trailhead with a map. This is the first time we've used this app and didn't record the walk, by mistake. Do we have to rewalk it? We saw salamanders, mushrooms and a tree growing out of another tree. Today is 12-19-2015.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

I will not call it hike. It is more like a path around lake. Good for quick stop and run....

hiking
Sunday, January 26, 2014

Beautiful, easy hike. Amazing views. Definitely family friendly.

hiking
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.

hiking
Sunday, April 28, 2013

This is a muddy and wonderful trail. A lot of it is in need of repair. If you are looking for a leisure, easy walk this is not it. Which is probably why I liked it so much. A lot of salamanders. My wife and I got soaked in April showers on this hike and loved every minute of it. Both ends of the trail are in great shape and there is evidence of a lot of trail work going on. In between though is a different story, the trail is tore up.

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