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Cape Flattery Trail

Neah Bay, WA
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Neah Bay
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: This trail overlooks the northwestern-most point in the contiguous United States.
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Port Angeles, Washington, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Cape Flattery Trail is an easy walk for all ages on a well placed path. As you near the most Northwest point of the U.S. you will see Mother Nature's miracles. The rock formations, caves, blow holes and crashing waters are beyond words. You become one with all that is surrounding you. Spiritually invigorating, the cleanest air I have smelled... More

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Los Angeles, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We walked this short trail in light rain so it was slippery and the view at the end shrouded in mist, (much like a Japanese painting). Downhill was challenging since the surface is rough, but uphill much easier.

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Freeland, Michigan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Depending on your starting point,, be prepared to give up the day for this trip. This is the furthest NW point of the United States and I would frequent it often if it was easier to get to, but that is part of the charm. The roads are curvy with many bicyclist and logging trucks. I recommend this as a... More

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Sequim, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We disliked nothing. We're septuagenarians and made it to the first landing. Then wisely decided to tackle the return climb rather than descending to the last, lower viewpoint. Worth every step.

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Olympia, WA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Loved, loved, loved the Cape Flattery Trail. I've traveled up and down the entire U.S. West Coast and had no idea I was missing one of its best gems. I was just telling my friend that I needed a trip to Hawaii to soak in some amazing natural beauty...then told her I didn't need to go to Hawaii. What they... More

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Hamilton, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was definitely a highlight of my trip. I saw gray whales from the 'deck,' one with a calf. It was a dream come true! There was an odder and a eagle as well. The trail was well maintained. The trail was a bit steep on the way back. Loved it!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This 30 minute walk is on an elevated boardwalk most of the way. People with serious physical impairments or in wheelchairs would not want to take this trail. Beautiful views at the end of the hike.

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Bothell, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The trail is not very long, maybe a mile each direction. It is worth doing it because the views along the way and at the end are awesome. The trail is a combination of dirt and wooden planks. Some may be slippery when wet. The walk is not very difficult and the grade is not too bad either. You may... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is the NW corner of the continental United States so we wanted to get there. The trail is steep in places but it is a very short hike. The day we were there it was so clear we could see Tatoosh island with the light house and also Canada. We spotted sea otters from one of the over looks,... More

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Lynnwood, Washington
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202 reviews 202 reviews
96 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very disappointed to see some reviewers not enjoying this trail. Nice wooded walk, beautiful side trips to some spectacular coast lines with neat sea caves, and then the ocean with Tatoosh Island and the lighthouse. Canada too on a clear day. What is there not to like? I can understand if the trail is muddy, but that is where one... More

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