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Beautiful vistas

This is a well-maintained paved trail (and boardwalk in part), positioned near but not right next... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
great paved trail; bike, hike, walk. Good for anyone with disabilties

This trail runs from Ilwaco to Long Beach, 8.3 miles one way. Most of the trail is paved blacktop... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Martha J
Aurora, Oregon
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Long Beach, WA
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Long Beach Peninsula is a unique destination. A string of time-warp beach towns interspersed with great under-crowded natural areas along "The World's Longest Beach" that is quite truly Cape-Cod-through-the-Looking-Glass, this is where history, sea grass and low key tourism converge. Connecting them all is...More

3  Thank David P
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

The trail is a wide blacktop path that parallels the Pacific Ocean, complete with the sounds, smells and breeze. The path twists and turns, up/down along the dunes with glimpses of the ocean. Mile markers indicate your location, benches to stop rest, refresh and relax,...More

3  Thank karalee2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well-maintained paved trail (and boardwalk in part), positioned near but not right next to the beach, with beautiful views of grass-covered dunes, scrub trees and wildlife including deer and bald eagles. As someone who once lived in Southern California, where the wealthy...More

Thank Melissa77797
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This trail runs from Ilwaco to Long Beach, 8.3 miles one way. Most of the trail is paved blacktop. In the Long Beach area you can walk up on the boardwalk (runs along the Discovery Trail) or keep on the trail itself. Signs are dotted...More

Thank Martha J
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Great trail. We went from Sid Syder Drive all the way to North Lighthouse on ebikes-nice paved trail with gorgeous iews of the ocean.Probably 30 minutes max if you don't stop-we stopped a lot to admire the views. Very flat for the most part. If...More

Thank streykatt
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We brought our bikes to use on the Trail and lucked out with a lovely sunshine day. The Trail is beautifully maintained (smooth, easy to follow, no grafitti) for this 65 year old cyclist, and interpretive signs along the way are very interesting and add...More

2  Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We stayed at The Breakers and they gave us bikes. This is a great trail and paved and not many hills. Great view of the ocean and trees.

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Probably nothing special for hard-core bikers, but perfect for young families and us older folks. One of our favorite biking trails.

Thank Ernie S
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Long, paved trail for walkers, bikers and others right on the beach amidst the dune grasses. Meets up with the Boardwalk in the middle of downtown.

Thank 22kaarinas
Reviewed 23 August 2018

By all means include a walk on the Discovery Trail, highlighted by the free Whale Skeleton Exhibit on the beach.

Thank clifforda530
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Love this trail. It is kept up nicely and you can either walk it or ride a bike. Motorcycles and of course vehicles are not allowed on this trail.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We got bikes free from our hotel and enjoyed a 15 mile bike ride up to Cape Disappointment and back. Beautiful!

Thank FlexitarianCouple
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21 August 2018|
Response from marktS5189DV | Reviewed this property |
yes, flat and easy
20 August 2018|
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Response from kyle a | Reviewed this property |
Yes, for the northern end of the trail is paved. The far south end is a bit steep and graveled, so it may be to much for those type of bikes.
1 May 2017|
Response from 712gurpreetm | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it is an 8 mile out and back trail.