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Cape Flattery Trail

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Address: Neah Bay, WA
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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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Great views at the end of the trail

This is a fairly easy hike (descending a few hundred feet). The views at the end are spectacular. Lots of sea birds, some sea otters, waves, wind, and a rugged coast.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fairly easy hike (descending a few hundred feet). The views at the end are spectacular. Lots of sea birds, some sea otters, waves, wind, and a rugged coast.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic short trail up and back maybe a mile total. Elevated boardwalk in some areas to keep you from getting muddy. Great views just wish there was a way to the beach. Overall is a great hike and worth the trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My son and I rode out on our motorcycles, just the ride itself from Clallam Bay to Neah Bay should be on every riders list. Parking at Cape Flattery is tight, and the vault toilets are horrible, but an RV turnaround is provided at the north end of the parking lot. The hike down and back is relatively easy, but... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are staying in Neah Bay or nearby Hobuck Beach, or just passing through for that matter, you really should take the time to experience this. From the parking lot to the end of the trail at the viewing platform, is about a half mile, give or take, and is not difficult if you are in normal condition. it... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived on the Olympic Peninsula all my life and have never been up to the Neah Bay area. Believe me, you don't want to miss Cape Flattery! It is worth it! While we didn't get to see any whales while we were there, it was just amazing none the less. The view is breathtaking, and the hike is... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cape Flattery Trail leads to the most northwestern point in the contiguous US. There is a fee you have to pay as it's on a reservation, but there are several places in town you can stop and buy the pass. The hike is fairly easy and well maintained. The views at the cape are wonderful. Bring binoculars to look... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place and something to tell your friends when you get to the end of the trail. You have been on the most northern part of the US proper (Excluding Alaska). The trail is on the Native American - Makah land. The only cost is $10 for a Permit to Visit the entire reservation. It is well... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate and had a crystal clear day. Since the trail is on the Makah reservation, you do need to purchase a $10 pass to hang in your car. The hike out to cape flattery was nice and not too steep and the rewards at the end were amazing. Very steep cliffs with no rails so keep an eye... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How often do you see whales from terra firma? At the end of this exquisite hike through old growth forest, you come to viewing platforms and the view is beautiful. We'd been told we might see whales, humpbacks even, but we were a little skeptical. We thought that was a possibility for frequent visitors but not likely on our one... More 

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been looking forward to seeing this lighthouse throughout the whole trip to WA, and it was worth the wait. We were blessed with a beautiful day. Some fog on the strait in the morning, but beautiful sunshine by the time we reached the trail. The drive from Port Townsend and back to it took all day. We left... More 

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