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“An amazing (and easy) hike”

Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Ilwaco
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Spokane
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“An amazing (and easy) hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

I really recommend taking the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse hike. It's a very easy hike and great for families. It's one of the more beautiful hikes we've been on as a family. The rainforest scenery and secluded beach is awe inspiring and the view once you get to the lighthouse is amazing! Again, it's a super easy hike (much of it is paved) and great for all levels of hiker.

Visited August 2012
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Graham, Washington
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305 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Best show in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

We always take our guests here for at least one afternoon during their visit. Tremendous museum and the docents are very knowledgeable. Operated by the National Park Service and a cadre of rangers who care about your visit. Excellent for children. It is a bit of an uphill walk from the parking area to the lighthouse. Handicapped parking available. This is a "don't miss" stop if you are visiting the area.

Visited September 2012
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Kennewick, Washington
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583 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Nice view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

A piece of history. Great view of the Columbia Bar. Nice hike to the lighthouse. Sometimes they let you up in it.

Visited November 2012
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Longview, Washington
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74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“lighthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

easy walk to lighthouse and you can tour through sept. what a great experience for any and everyone. If you have never done it make sure this is on your bucket list.

Visited September 2012
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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88 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Worth the hike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

You need to pay fee to park, but will find a machine in the lot...don't skip that part! Then you will have to hike to the lighthouse, which you will notice goes down and down ( and will require returning up and up!), and then go up a steep paved road past the coast guard station, but will reach an old fort and a view worth a million bucks! Interesting displays and information inside the visitors bureau, so don't miss that part.

Visited August 2012
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