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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Wonderful hike

We enjoyed the various scenic vistas as we hiked up to the lighthouse. We encountered two male... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sandra G
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Plan for a hike

This is not a lighthouse that you can climb It does however provide a great Vista for views of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jesse N
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Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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!

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took our kids and was well worth the hiking we did...the views were amazing!! Plus got view of one of the coastal guards station.

Thank Truly C
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The view from the top is still great but, unfortunately the light itself is in poor condition. The hike is steep but short . It is part of the trail system so you owe it to yourself to swing by at least once.

Thank Jerry X
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Very hilly climb and the lighthouse isn't open. Views of the mouth of the Columbia River are very nice. Only plus for taking the hike is passing by Dead Man's Cove, which is spectacular. Views of the lighthouse from the Center are sufficient.

Thank John G
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Been at this light house a couple of times. Have to walk up a short walk way to the light house. Can walk around the light house and view the ocean.

Thank may2may
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is the lighthouse that marks the north side of the Columbia River where it meets the Pacific. From the parking lot to the lighthouse is a little over a mile on (when I was there) a muddy and rough trail not okay for some...More

Thank jpora
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

There is a non paved trail, so if it has been raining ( haha ) it may be slippery or a few muddy patches, still easily manageable for any age and completely worth it, $10 day pass required but works all parks in the area

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 7 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 4 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
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karen p
5 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.