Washington February 20, 2018
5 Magical Lighthouse Hikes In Washington You Must Experience
What’s better than living in one of the best states in the country for hiking? Living in a coastal state with beautiful historic lighthouses, of course. These 5 lighthouse hikes are a must for all active Washingtonians.
1. North Head Lighthouse Trail
Located near Ilwaco, this is a short and sweet loop that is great for all skill levels. The view of the lighthouse is well worth the effort.
2. Cape Disappointment Lighthouse Trail
Care to hike to the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast? The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse Trail is a 1.2 mile hike that leads to this beautiful lighthouse on the Long Beach Peninsula.
3. Point No Point Lighthouse and Park Trail
Located near Hansville on the Olympic Peninsula, this 2 mile trail gives you a great glimpse into the past. Now on the National Historic Register, Point No Point was once referred to as Hahd-skus (long-nose) by local Native Americans because of its location. This trail is great for all skill levels.
4. Point Wilson Trail
Port Townsend's Fort Worden State Park is home to this beautiful 2.8 mile hike, which is great for all skill levels. The lighthouse sits on the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
5. Cattle Point
Located on San Juan Island near Friday Harbor, this short, scenic trek takes you to the Cattle Point Lighthouse, which dates back to 1935. This is more of a nature walk than a hike, but it's incredibly scenic.
Washington is such a perfect place to hike.
These are some of our best trails.