Cape Flattery Trail

Classet, Washington

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Hike to the northwesternmost point in the continental United States. Here, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets the Pacific, Cape Flattery protrudes into a sea of tumultuous waters. A land of dramatic headlands, sea stacks, and deep narrow coves, Cape Flattery exhibits sheer rugged beauty. Scores of seabirds ride the surf and scavenge the sea stacks. Watch for whales and sea lions too. And the sunsets... they’re simply divine.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Hike to the northwesternmost point in the continental United States. Here, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets the Pacific, Cape Flattery protrudes into a sea of tumultuous waters.

A land of dramatic headlands, sea stacks, and deep narrow coves, Cape Flattery exhibits sheer rugged beauty. Scores of seabirds ride the surf and scavenge the sea stacks. Watch for whales and sea lions too. And the sunsets... they’re simply divine.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Classet
Distance: 1.5
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 250 feet
Top Elevation: 250 feet
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Makah Indian Nation
Local Maps: Green Trails Cape Flattery No. 98S, Custom Correct North Olympic Coast
Topo Map: Cape Flattery Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

8/15/2012

This is a sightseeing trial and the views make it worth the walk. It is a combination of gravel and rough cut lumber elevated walkways. There are several very short side trails to lookouts that provide vantage points to the Pacific coastline. From the final raised platform there is a view of the lighthouse, Straights of Juan De Fuca, the Pacific Ocean and Canada. Here you are at the northern most point of the continental US. This is a trial you will share with a lot of people don’t expect it to be deserted even as far out of the way as this trail is. You will need to buy an annual visitor pass from the Makah Nation to park in the lot at the beginning of the trail. The only facilities are pit toilets in the parking lot.

4/26/2009

Not a long hike, but some amazing views, of the Pacific, and some great historical information along the way. Take an hour and check this out if your in the area.

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