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“Beautiful walk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Flattery Trail

Cape Flattery Trail
Neah Bay, WA
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Neah Bay
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: This trail overlooks the northwestern-most point in the contiguous United States.
Long Beach, California
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“Beautiful walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The day was beautiful, the sky was blue and we could see over to Vancouver Island. Breathtaking!!! The Makah Tribe has done a wonderful job with the trail, the boardwalk, the hand holds and the viewing areas. Too bad some visitors think it is OK to throw their trash on the ground.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Good for a short walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Cape Flattery Trail is a good one for a short walk, although you'd need a $10 pass just to enter the area. Folks, remember, it is worth it, unless you don't want to see the beauty of the northwestern most point of the United States!

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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“Natural Beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Cape Flattery is the most Northwestern point of the contiguous United States. It's an amazing geological location located at the opening of the Strait of San Juan de Fuca, the strait that separated Canada and the United States. Since the location is exposed to all of the Northwest elements be aware that the weather can be harsh at certain times during the year, most notably the winter and early spring.

Cape Flattery sits on Makah tribal lands, therefore on your way to the trail head, stop first at the general store and purchase a permit for $10. The permit is good for several months, so if you plan on staying in the area it's a good buy.

The drive to the trail head is short and pretty taking around 15 minutes from the general store. Once at the trail head I recommend using the restrooms as there aren't any on the trail to the point. I also strongly recommend rubber soled walking shoes. In some places the paths are wooden planked walk ways which can be quite slippery when it's wet out. I also recommend an umbrella and/or a parka if your visiting in one of the wetter months. And of course, don't forget your camera.

If you're in shape the 3/4 mile trail will be a breeze, if not, plan on lots of stops, especially on the way back. There are nice places to stop along the way to the point. There are even picnic tables if you want to stop for a quick lunch/snack, but they are along the path so if you do, plan on sharing with the other visitors.

I don't recommend taking small children. There are too many places for children to fall into the ocean with no means of recovering them. That being said, if you can keep them on a short leash (metaphorically speaking) you should be okay, but watch those cliffs.

All in all, it's a stunningly beautiful place. I highly recommend it.

Visited September 2012
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Seattle, WA
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“As good as I remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I last walked out this trail when I first arrived in Washington in 1992. It was as beautiful as I remember and in better condition than I remember. The hike is easy for most people, the and varied views are spectacular. A must-do for anyone in Washington State who has the time and loves natural beauty!

Visited September 2012
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La Mirada, California
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The trail is a bit challenging but well worth the trek. Bring water as you may get a bit winded on the way back. Awesome place from begining to end, being in the forest for the smell alone is worth going.

Visited August 2012
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