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WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

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5 Hikes
Cape Disappointment State Park - North Head Trail

Southwest Washington -- Long Beach Area

 
1.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 420 ft.
Highest Point: 200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
For years, WTA has been coming to Cape Disappointment to work on trails in this area, including this trail, which leads hikers from the iconic North Head lighthouse down to the road that accesses the camping area and beaches at the south end of the park.
 
 
 
0.75 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 25 ft.
Highest Point: 200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(7 votes)
North Head Lighthouse is closed for tours until further notice due to COVID 19
Take a couple of ADA-accessible trails to some of the most scenic parts of Cape Disappointment State Park.
 
 
Cape Disappointment State Park - Coastal Forest Loop

Southwest Washington -- Long Beach Area

 
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 260 ft.
Highest Point: 140.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
Tucked off of Spur Road 100, the opposite direction from the Cape Disappointment State Park camping area, the Coastal Forest Loop offers a chance to experience the signature environment of this area in either a half mile or mile and a half loop. Be sure to snag the brochure offered at the park office with interpretive information corresponding to posts along the way.
 
 
Cape Disappointment State Park - McKenzie Head

Southwest Washington -- Long Beach Area

 
0.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
Take a short hike near the campgrounds at Cape Disappointment State Park to gorgeous views of the mighty Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River.
 
 
 
0.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 150 ft.
Highest Point: 200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
Breathe in the sea spray on this anything-but-disappointing hike out to the scenic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, which offers a trail through a coastal forest and glimpses of the powerful Pacific Ocean.