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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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A Long Walk Up But Worth It for the View

The walk up is steep, first on a gravel trail and then up the drive from the Coast Gard station but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cindy J
Ocean Shores, Washington
Excellent Excursion! Fantastic Location for hiking, beautiful seascapes & landscapes (Near Astoria, Oregon)

We arrived in Astoria, OR during a port stop on a Pacific Coastal cruise. We wanted to do some... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Laguna Niguel, California
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Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk up is steep, first on a gravel trail and then up the drive from the Coast Gard station but the view from the lighthouse is beautiful. You may even get a chance to chat with the Coast Guard officer that is on look-out...More

Thank Cindy J
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We arrived in Astoria, OR during a port stop on a Pacific Coastal cruise. We wanted to do some sightseeing "off the beaten path" during our visit. I did some research on historic Astoria & the surrounding area ahead of time and discovered this wonderful...More

1  Thank TradingPlaces4fun
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Long hike up and back down. Take the time to visit the Lewis and Clark Center. $5.00 to enter. Make sure you have your parking pass for your campsite with you or pay to park as well. If you can do the climb the little...More

Thank Kim J
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

It is so worth it to get here! Don't forget that before you park you need to have a Discovery Pass displayed on your car. ( I believe it cost $10 for a day or $30 an annual one). You can buy it on line....More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The trail to this lighthouse is longer (than the trail to North Head Lighthouse) and the last portion up to the lighthouse is paved but quite steep! So wear good walking shoes and be prepared for sore muscles the next day! But for those that...More

Thank SLPlovesPE42
Reviewed 18 August 2017

It's a short hike through the woods up to the lighthouse point. The views of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean are absolutely breathtaking!

Thank djstatick
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This was a nice light house, with about a 1/2 mile hike. This hike has some pretty steep uphill and downhill areas. My 4 and 5 year old did great on the hike, but was very difficult to take our 7 months old grandson as...More

Thank Jd J
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful place with hiking trails. Beautiful beaches and light houses. Got an annual pass so we can keep coming back

Thank Dixon9717
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the various scenic vistas as we hiked up to the lighthouse. We encountered two male fawns grazing near the lighthouse who weren't frightened of us being nearby. A must see!

1  Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This is not a lighthouse that you can climb It does however provide a great Vista for views of the Columbia River Delta or bar. No whales but lots of fisherman today

Thank Jesse N
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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.