Cape Disappointment State Park

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Day Hike - Cape Disappointment State Park

Cape Disappointment State Park

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  • Easy/Moderate
8:00 AM at Parking lot at trail's head at Beards Hollow
Camp at Cape Disappointment State Park or one of the nearby private camping areas, or get a hotel room in Long Beach (only a few miles away). Bring your bike for a ride through the park. Proposed itinerary on 8/14 @ 8am: Morning hike the trail to Beard's Hollow (roughly a half-mile hike through coastal forest and sand dunes which opens up into a cove) in the morning. In the afternoon (@1pm), we'll hike the Cape Disappointment Trail to the lighthouse (1.2 miles) where we'll travel through the woods, making a brief stop to take in the small and beautiful beach known as Dead Man’s Cove before making a very steep ascent on the old Coast Guard Road up to the lighthouse. Proposed itinerary on 8/15 @ 9am: Morning hike from the Beard's Hollow Trailhead along the Westwind trail to the North Head Lighthouse. The trail is gentle and sloping past the original lightkeeper’s home to the 100-plus-year-old lighthouse. Views of the beach both north and south are spectacular and expansive. NOTE: Campsites fill up quickly, so be sure you make your reservation as soon as possible! http://www.funbeach.com/attractions/cape-D-hikes.html
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