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Cape Flattery Trail

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Address: Neah Bay, WA
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This trail overlooks the northwestern-most point in the contiguous United...

This trail overlooks the northwestern-most point in the contiguous United States.

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Well worth the winding drive ...

This is not an easy access. The road from Neah Bay is extremely windey, and that may be an understatement! But it is worth it. Being on the extreme northwest tip of the US is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Abbotsford, Canada
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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not an easy access. The road from Neah Bay is extremely windey, and that may be an understatement! But it is worth it. Being on the extreme northwest tip of the US is pretty special. The ealk from the parking lot and trailhead is about 30 minutes along a very well maintained walkway, through the rain forest. View... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to hike to get to the most northwestern point of the lower 48 states. But it's easy going to the viewpoint and moderate going back out as it's uphill but the views are worth it. You will need to stop and get a permit at the Tribal center in Neah Bay. The ocean and the rock formations were... More 

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Larkspur, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to Neah Bay and to the Cape Flattery Trail is not a day trip. You should really plan to overnight in Neah Bay and explore this area because it is unique in the world. Many people get the local native permit (even needed for the day) and camp, or they stay in the limited accommodations in Neah Bay. Once... More 

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Memphis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views here are stunning! The trail leading to the Cape has many man-made paths that make getting there easier, as it is oftentimes very wet under the large canopy of trees. It only takes about 15/20 minutes to walk to the western-most point of the continental US--and it's teeming with wildlife, peek-a-boo glimpses of the lighthouse, and sea stacks.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After taking the ferry from Edmonds to Kingston, we drove along the beatiful coastal route. Stopping along the way to take pictures. After arriving at the park we hiked for a little bit and it was so worth it. Absolutely beautiful! The view was wonderful. The power of the water and the majestic rock formations were truly breath taking. The... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not a long hike but it can be difficult if you are overweight or if you have physical disabilities. The trail does have uneven surfaces, like roots coming up from the ground and the boardwalk is narrow and sometimes uneven as well. The Makah Tribe provided walking sticks at the beginning of the trail and I recommend borrowing one,... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Cape Flattery was recommended to us by Michelle at The Cabins at Beaver Creek (definitely stay here!!!) and we are so happy we took her advice! This was originally not on our list of places to go, but we made the trip up and it was definitely worth it. The drive itself was beautiful, going along the coast. We stopped... More 

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Roseville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a beautiful and amazing sight. The hike down is very well maintained and managed. There are boardwalks and stepping logs as well as quite a few steps. So worth the walk! We saw sea lions on a distant rock ledge.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The trail is 1 ½ miles round trip with only 200 feet of elevation gain. The trail winds through a peaceful Sitka spruce forest. Where the trail passes through muddy or truly wet areas, board walks and steps are provided. Be careful on the board walks as theycan be slippery when wet. There are three viewing platforms along the trail.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We loved this walk out to Cape Flattery. We went on a Friday morning in mid-September and were the only ones on our walk out. We did pass some other visitors as we walked back. The walk was easy with boardwalk part of the way. The view at the end was absolutely stunning and well worth the walk.

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