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Cape Flattery Trail

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Address: , Neah Bay, WA
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Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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Nice Hike with Fantastic Vistas

The Cape Flattery Trail was the main destination for our drive out to Neah Bay area. The trail was moderate (my 83 year old mother made it most of the way) and on boardwalks for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Cape Flattery Trail was the main destination for our drive out to Neah Bay area. The trail was moderate (my 83 year old mother made it most of the way) and on boardwalks for much of the way. Some rooty areas on the trail to watch for. The viewing points, especially the very far end of the trail, were... More 

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Norwalk, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The trail leaves from a parking lot that starts in Neah Bay. The trail is through the forested area and is not bad going down, returning is uphill, but you need to watch for roots, boulders and uneven steps. The trail and steps are melded into the ground level. At places it is wide, others quite narrow. Take your time... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The trail is long but a few benches are available on the trail as well as site points to stop and take pics if you want a little break. Once you arrive the scenery is AMAZING!! The clifts, caves, island and occasionally a whale or more can be seen. Don't forget your camera!!

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Well maintained trail down to 4 viewing platforms. The views on a clear day are awe inspiring. Try to come on a weekday for fewer crowds. Stop at the Makah museum to pick up a parking permit and use the restroom before heading out to the trailhead. Return to the museum after visiting Cape Flattery. Makes for a full day... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

So I have been fortunate to visit a few of these places - the southern-most point in the continental U.S. at Key West, the southernmost point in the entire U.S. at South Pointe / Big Island Hawaii and now the northwest most point at Neah Bay. Of course, these are always somewhat symbolic - this is especially the case here... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Moderate walk to a viewpoint for sea lions, whales, bald eagles. Well worth the journey. Be prepared for steps down and up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

It is a long drive out there, but the drive from 101 is mostly along the coast and has great views. The parking lot was overcrowded, with many cars queuing for spaces. The trail itself is about 20 minutes each way. A lot of it is boardwalk, but there are quite a lot of steps to get back up. There... More 

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Lancaster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You need to stop in town at the gas station for a vehicle permit since you are on the Indian reservation. It cost $10. The parking lot at the beginning of the trail can be busy. It is a nice trail, part dirt, part Boardwalk. It is not meant for strollers, walkers, wheelchairs... The views at the end are beautiful!... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The first morning we had fog, this added a beautiful ambiance to the hike down to the point. The sites teasing us with glimpses... so beautiful. The second morning we had brilliant sunshine and a light breeze, the ocean views were absolutely stunning... The trail is well maintained, watch out for roots if your balance is compromised. This attraction is... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The long drive to get there is well worth it -- we saw a grey whale, eagles, guillemots, and sea lions from lookout platforms at the end of a hike through gorgeous landscape. The beaches along the way are great, too, and good places to picnic

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