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“I love lighthouses!”

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Ilwaco
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

I probably would give almost any lighthouse a 5 star rating. I'm drawn to structures that have withstood the test of weather and time stoically. I always feel transported somewhere back in time. This one is special I think because of the walk down from the gift shop area. It's a steeper grade, but surrounded by the beauty of the northwest and I love the view of the cove to the right.

Thank Jennifer B
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Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

Very beautiful views, an easier hike with maintained trail. Plan on some inclines (not wheel chair friendly trail but try asking a ranger for assistance). The view is worth it and it's a beautiful place!

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

There is approximately a 1+ mile hike, much of it is up hill going to the lighthouse. It's tough for kids and elderly, as well as people not in really good physical shape. The lighthouse itself is not open for tours so it must be viewed from the outside. Once you get there, the views are really beatiful. The trails go thru the woods and it is easy to get turned around or miss a path leading back to the parking lot. There is a historical fort of some sort near the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.

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Reviewed June 20, 2012

It has a great view, but is hard to get to, more walking than with Northhead.

Thank Bonnie M
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

My exercise level is not too high and the hike to this one is longer than I like to do. The view from the area is gorgeous and you can still get some great pictures. There are other things to do in the area so worth the trip.

Thank SunflowerWallaWalla
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