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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Tough trail in the rain

Attempted the trail on a rainy day. Got about halfway. After much slipping and sliding and the... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Dawnelle B
via mobile
Another gorgeous place

Was beautiful watching the waves come in. Would like to go back when the weather is better, but so... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Redmond, Oregon
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“columbia river” (25 reviews)
“light house” (11 reviews)
Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Attempted the trail on a rainy day. Got about halfway. After much slipping and sliding and the trail becoming uneven and warned that it was worse ahead we decided to abort the mission to do a previous injury. Discovered that there was a perfect view...More

Thank Dawnelle B
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Was beautiful watching the waves come in. Would like to go back when the weather is better, but so worth even in the rain! :)

Thank T F
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It is a bit of a walk .6 miles I believe up to the lighthouse. Part of the trail is winding and a little mudddy on a rainy day. But what lighthouse isn't worth a walk on a muddy trail. Oregon/Washington Coastal areas are raincoat...More

Thank Lanamamaomaha
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It is a short flat family friendly hike to this historic lighthouse that is being renovated. What a stunning view and a reminder our place in nature. It's easy to imagine the history of the area and what lighthouse work was like in the early...More

1  Thank 4oystercatcher
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This is such a beautiful area, the hike was very scenic and our family really enjoyed seeing the lighthouse!

Thank Sunshinegirls3
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful lighthouse still in use. You can only view it from the outside as the Coast Guard still uses the building to monitor shipping entering the Columbia River. You can hike from the Interpretative center or drive around and park closer

Thank MarineAir10
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We hiked the trail between the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. When actually at the Lighthouse site you're somewhat restricted as to where you can walk. You can't go up in the Lighthouse nor into the building where the employees...More

Thank 411Shirley
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Sort of must see. Nothing quite like it. The path from the parking lot meanders a bit, and is muddy in patches, before it reaches USCG tarmac leading to the lighthouse. Good .6 mile walk each way. I ran into a couple loose dogs on...More

Thank Laurence C
Reviewed 4 February 2017

At my age it is a good walk to the lighthouse but well worth it. Very scenic views of the mouth of the Columbia River.

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A fairly easy walk walk up to the lighthouse, was a bit muddy in parts however, once we reached the top all was forgotten. Beautiful

Thank fnqfamily
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karen p
4 July 2015|
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Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not positive but I'm quite sure you have to have a DP.