Explore the most popular trail running 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

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

2 months ago

great with the grandkids

2 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.

on North Head Trail

5 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.

Great views.

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.

scenic driving
Tuesday, June 06, 2017


Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Awesome ww1 & ww2 bunkers

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Easy trail to North Head 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.


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.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Love it

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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

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!

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.

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.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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

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!

Monday, May 12, 2014

easy hike, very family friendly. great views. dead mans cove is an awesome place for lunch!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

We hiked from Cape Disappointment State Park to Cape Disappointment lighthouse. The trail was fun and is good for families and kids. There are a couple of nice overlooks to the beach/ocean, and an old bunker located along the trail

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.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

went geocaching here and had a wonderful time. Rangers were working on the trails in spots to improve access to the beach. great for families and kids.

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