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Super spectacular views

It is a gorgeous walk to the lighthouse. It is about 0.6 miles, through lush forest. We saw two... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
San Juan Capistrano, California

We visited this Lighthouse twice during our week stay in Long Beach.The first time we ventured to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Port Orchard, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a gorgeous walk to the lighthouse. It is about 0.6 miles, through lush forest. We saw two deer, and two falcons, and a host of squirrels. The last leg up is on cement, but its still worth it. The light house was closed...More

Thank tykane01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this Lighthouse twice during our week stay in Long Beach.The first time we ventured to see it from the trails close to the interpretive center. Those trails turned out to be steep for us. We were able to see the Lighthouse from the...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2018

This one is well worth the walk to get to it! Be prepared for an uphill walk. It is worth every step once you get there and experience the wonderful views!

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 24 September 2018

A WA Discover Pass (or the daily equivalent) is necessary here. My husband and I walked up to the lighthouse. It is a LONG uphill walk. Take water. No bathrooms. We were looking for the best picture and found it to be from Waikiki Beach....More

Thank sallyrbrtsn
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Located on a high cliff overlooking the most dangerous river bar in the world. Cape Disappointment Lighthouse stood guard over the channel for many years. Although it is no longer cared for by a lighthouse keeper its light can often be seen. The hike out...More

Thank MiaAmica
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The hubby and I have been coming here off and on for years...sometimes it rains and sometimes it doesn't...the last time we were here was about 10 years ago and it rained and rained...this time it was sunny and very pleasant...the dogs loved running free...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Wasn't easy for a couple of older Texans to get there but it was worth it! What a great view and history lesson! It was a rainy cold day in April but that seemed very appropriate for what we saw. The Rangers and Volunteers were...More

Thank danmurphy90
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Classic lighthouse overlooking the mouth of the columbia river. Great view rain or shine. Not sure how handicap assessable it is.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 22 July 2018

From the parking lot it is a 1.5 mile hilly walk to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is an active Coast Guard post but the person who was on duty refused to speak with tourists. They should reconsider their policy, or put a second person there...More

4  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 21 July 2018

There is a secret passage down to a secluded sandy beach about 3/4 way to the lighthouse. There are actually two paths down - one ends on a cliff and is not passable. The best way to find the correct path is to get to...More

1  Thank hchiutx
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karen p
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I'm not positive but I'm quite sure you have to have a DP.