Cape Disappointment State Park - North Head

Ilwaco, Washington

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Hike along a rugged headland through a salt-sprayed maritime forest to Cape Disappointment’s dramatic North Head Lighthouse. From the high headland and its 1898 lighthouse, take in breathtaking views that include thundering waves, windswept dunes, and scores of shorebirds skimming the crashing Pacific surf. There are over 8 miles of hiking trails in 1882-acre Cape Disappointment State Park. Once the location of Fort Canby, a military reservation established in 1852 (before Washington statehood), the state park was created in the 1950s.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Hike along a rugged headland through a salt-sprayed maritime forest to Cape Disappointment’s dramatic North Head Lighthouse. From the high headland and its 1898 lighthouse, take in breathtaking views that include thundering waves, windswept dunes, and scores of shorebirds skimming the crashing Pacific surf.

There are over 8 miles of hiking trails in 1882-acre Cape Disappointment State Park. Once the location of Fort Canby, a military reservation established in 1852 (before Washington statehood), the state park was created in the 1950s.

© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Walking
Nearby City: Ilwaco
Distance: 3.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Camping
Features: Views
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Cape Disappointment State Park
Local Maps: Adventure Maps NW Coast Trail Map and Guide
Driving Directions: Directions to Cape Disappointment State Park - North Head

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