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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Quite the view!

The lighthouse is in excellent shape considering its age and the cliff that it is on offers an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EpicGuy12
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San Tan Valley, Arizona
Strenuous hike for elderly or little ones . . .lighthouse only able to view from outside

Unlike the other lighthouse the Cape Disappointment lighthouse doe not allow you within the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
marktS5189DV
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse is in excellent shape considering its age and the cliff that it is on offers an amazing view of the area and the ocean. You can't take a tour of it and it also requires you to walk a half mile to reach...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike the other lighthouse the Cape Disappointment lighthouse doe not allow you within the lighthouse or offer tours. the hike there is somewhat strenuous for elderly or little ones. the views on a clear day are pretty spectacular

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Nice short hike with some ups and downs. 6 and 9 year olds navigated it well. Not for anyone with mobility issues...they should do North Head Lighthouse instead. 1.1 mile

Thank phg5
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We enjoyed the winding walk through the tall trees to get to the Light House. The walk was steep in places, doable in good weather for 70+ ages. The light house is interesting and is the place to get the best view of the Cape.

Thank SuzJim2014
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Nice 0.6 mile hike to this lighthouse. There is a visitors center you can take a separate hike to. It's cold and windy in January, but it's a good view.

Thank RNrachael
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Cape Disappointment has a beautiful beach, a large campground and several picnic areas. Every time I visit, it's always different, always changing. A beautiful location to spend a few days or weeks exploring and enjoying nature, visiting and learning at the Education Center or just...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Lighthouses have long intrigued me. There are TWO lighthouses within two miles at Cape Disappointment. Unfortunately, the lighthouse was closed for repairs.

Thank OldGuyWanderz
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We made a quick stop on the Jetty Road for pictures of the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse on the way to the North Head Lighthouse. Nice views, especially when we caught a ship coming in.

Thank Penny E
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Great day hiking and viewing and picture taking of light houses and the ocean and jettys great trails leading there and the wildlife and coves and driftwood enhance the views while walking

Thank DonnieB15
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

This lighthouse has a Coast Guard crew stationed for drills or other work. You can get right up to the structure. You have great views of the river and across to Astoria, OR on clear days. The hike is steep so be warned.

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