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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, Ilwaco

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  • A beautiful lighthouse still in use. You can only view it from the outside as the Coast Guard still uses the building to monitor shipping entering the Columbia River. You can hike from the Interpretat...  more »
  • We hiked the trail between the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. When actually at the Lighthouse site you're somewhat restricted as to where you can walk. You...  more »
  • Sort of must see. Nothing quite like it. The path from the parking lot meanders a bit, and is muddy in patches, before it reaches USCG tarmac leading to the lighthouse. Good .6 mile walk each way. I r...  more »
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  • It's a short walk from the parking lot. First some downhill and then a steep uphill. Less than a mile though. Beautiful views once you get to the lighthouse. Well worth the hike.
  • Beautiful place. I love it but... why can't they paint the lighthouse every few years so it looks nice and pristine like the ones on the east coast??
  • But if a hike for kids but great view and you can get right up to the lighthouse.
  • Nice views. Fun to watch the coast guard work from this vantage point.
  • I love this place. The lighthouse is so cool, and there was a nice man from the coastguard that works in a little shack next to it. Told us about the lighthouse history and what its like to work there. I wish we could have seen the inside of the relic. But the man said it was too old to let visitors in. Oh well... We got some splendid pictures up there and its only a 1/2 mile hike to get there. If you're going to or coming from Astoria, you need to go see this place first when you have time. Its very quaint. You will not be disappointed at Cape Disappointment. :)