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This one is well worth the walk to get to it! Be prepared for an uphill walk. It is worth every... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill Y
The. Best Picture is from Waikiki Beach.

A WA Discover Pass (or the daily equivalent) is necessary here. My husband and I walked up to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Everett, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one is well worth the walk to get to it! Be prepared for an uphill walk. It is worth every step once you get there and experience the wonderful views!

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A WA Discover Pass (or the daily equivalent) is necessary here. My husband and I walked up to the lighthouse. It is a LONG uphill walk. Take water. No bathrooms. We were looking for the best picture and found it to be from Waikiki Beach....More

Thank sallyrbrtsn
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Located on a high cliff overlooking the most dangerous river bar in the world. Cape Disappointment Lighthouse stood guard over the channel for many years. Although it is no longer cared for by a lighthouse keeper its light can often be seen. The hike out...More

Thank MiaAmica
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The hubby and I have been coming here off and on for years...sometimes it rains and sometimes it doesn't...the last time we were here was about 10 years ago and it rained and rained...this time it was sunny and very pleasant...the dogs loved running free...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Wasn't easy for a couple of older Texans to get there but it was worth it! What a great view and history lesson! It was a rainy cold day in April but that seemed very appropriate for what we saw. The Rangers and Volunteers were...More

Thank danmurphy90
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Classic lighthouse overlooking the mouth of the columbia river. Great view rain or shine. Not sure how handicap assessable it is.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed July 22, 2018

From the parking lot it is a 1.5 mile hilly walk to the lighthouse. The lighthouse is an active Coast Guard post but the person who was on duty refused to speak with tourists. They should reconsider their policy, or put a second person there...More

4  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed July 21, 2018

There is a secret passage down to a secluded sandy beach about 3/4 way to the lighthouse. There are actually two paths down - one ends on a cliff and is not passable. The best way to find the correct path is to get to...More

1  Thank hchiutx
Reviewed July 9, 2018

It was overcast, windy, cold and rainy when we went. I guess you could say delightfully miserable weather. We enjoyed it. The hike is strenuous with the lush vegetation typical of coastal Oregon. We powered on and even though the rain and cold (in July!)...More

2  Thank entropy43
Reviewed July 3, 2018

I found interesting that the person working at the lighthouse wouldn't even say hello when we hiked up that way. We truly enjoyed the hike, the lighthouse was just so-so. Thankfully the sun was out that morning so we enjoyed a great view of a...More

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karen p
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Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not positive but I'm quite sure you have to have a DP.