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    Florence, Oregon

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    Amber, WA
    Ranger | 1281 pts
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    5/3/2019
    It's a very pleasant, but steep, climb up through the forest to the lighthouse, probably about a half mile or a little more. Stop and enjoy all the greenery and the view back to the cove. There is a much longer trail that branches off of this one for the avid die-hard hikers. There's also a nice little hike under the bridge along the river that is also very pleasant, and has an abundance of birds. A little hint: Oregon parks always require a day fee, but I found out that an out of state visitor can buy a week long pass for about the price of two park specific fees! So, be sure to ask at a staffed visitor's center and save yourself some money and frustration.
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    Adventurer | 258 pts
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    2/23/2019
    As long as you don't freak out about all the signs warning of bears in the vicinity (I did!) this is a beautiful and scenic trail. We visited the lighthouse and were able to go up inside - great for kids! The view from the lighthouse is amazing...watching the crashing waves was a favorite of my group.
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    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Adventurer | 451 pts
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    8/1/2006
    Well, I have to say I'm very partial to this trail, simply because I find Heceta Head to be the most beautiful lighthouse on earth. The location is spectacular. The hike ascends well behind the lighthouse and gives a great mix of ocean views, tall spruce, ferns and other flora. It is easy to follow and provides nice resting spots along the way to reflect and take in the serenity of this beautiful coast.
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    Granite Bay, CA
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    7/18/2006
    This is a very easy and pleasant one mile hike. An hour will do it but it's pleasant enough to take a couple of hours especially if you take a walk on the beach adjacent to the trailhead or visit the small museum or the gift shop. The light house has been operating continuously for 110 years. When we visited on a weekend in July, docents were available and were conducting tours of the lighthouse, right up to the floor below the lamp where the electric operating mechanism is. That electric mechanism replaced a "clockworks" mechanism powered by a hanging weight; in the 30's as I recall.
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    Doleway, AL
    Trailblazer | 5056 pts
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    10/27/2002

    Easy hike, but great views at the lighthouse.
    If your lucky the lighthouse may be
    open for tours also. Great spot to see whales.
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    Trail Information

    Florence
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    3.0
    Distance
    400 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    1.5 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Hiking
    Additional Use
    Views
    Features
    Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park
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