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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 trail with awesome cliff views of the Pacific

The trail to the cliffs is pristine, green and mild. It is about .5 mile to the cliffs that overview the ocean. Spectacular reward for such a short walk. There are a few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The trail to the cliffs is pristine, green and mild. It is about .5 mile to the cliffs that overview the ocean. Spectacular reward for such a short walk. There are a few official viewing sites but you can also follow the trails to some of the unofficial viewpoints.

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Tacoma, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I have lived in Washington State for 25 years, but had never before ventured to the northwesternmost point in the lower 48 states. Wish I hadn't waited so long. First off, we were confused about the pass that is supposedly required to park and walk the trail. Upon entering the Makah Indian reservation, we were looking for signs that would... More 

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

During our stay in the Olympic National Forest, my husband and I went to Cape Flattery. While it was a long drive, the views along the coast were beautiful. The weather was ever changing going from fog to bright sun and back again to fog only to return to the sunshine. Once at the site, we had a trial to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After touring the Pacific NW this was the absolute highlight of my visit. I'd seen pictures on google but nothing can prepare you for how incredible this place is, it's like something out of Jurassic Park, with dramatic waves crashing below you and into the many caves. There's are also plenty of animals to see, I saw lots of birds... More 

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Phx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Its an incredible drive to the parking lot at where the trail begins. Once at the destination it was a damp walk to the point, not a disappointment in any way. We have been to the southeast point , and the southwest point, so we had to go to the northwest point. There is an pass that needs to be... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A little NW drizzle didn't bother us. The sun peeked in and out we saw numerous rainbows, swooping eagles and the views are something special. If you have good walking/hiking shoes, decent rain gear and are comfortable on moderately uneven surfaces at points, it is not a strenuous walk. There's something romantic about being at the far NW tip of... More 

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makati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have been wanting to visit Cape Flattery since I moved to Seattle. It was totally worth the wait and it now my favorite place so far in Washington. Stunning views and beautiful scenery through the entire area. Make the trip and the hike. The hike itself is very easy - lots of boardwalks so be careful with little kids.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The trail was pretty well maintained - there was a minimum amount of walking in mud. The payoff at the end, islands, a cave in the bay, and the lighthouse far off in the distance, was amazing. Definitely worth it!

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Tacoma, Washington
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My wife and I visited with her parents today. Gorgeous view accessed by trail that drops about 250 feet from trail head to view point. The others went on to the end and got great pictures and loved it. I had to stop about half way down as my bad knees were showing signs of giving out. The hand out... More 

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you are up in the Olympic National Park area it is well worth the effort to take the ride up to Neah Bay and Cape Flattery. After a bit of winding road from Neah Bay and maybe a visit to the Makah tribe's cultural center and museum you have only a short walk out to some great views of... More 

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