After You Hike To A Scenic Overlook, Sleep In A Yurt At Cape Disappointment State Park In Washington
With so many gorgeous places to explore in Washington, most of us spend as much time outdoors as we can. Whether we prefer leisurely, short but sweet hikes or crave the thrill of ziplining, we can always find something to do. When you’re yearning for a bit of quiet time among nature – to breathe in the fresh air and relax – plan an overnight at Cape Disappointment State Park in Washington.
Slip on a pair of comfy shoes or hiking boots for your visit to Cape Disappointment State Park. After all, you'll find no better way to explore than on the eight miles of hiking trails.
For a short but oh-so-sweet hike with sensational views, set off on the easy half-mile Bells View Overlook Trail. It's great on its own or as a warm-up to taking another trail.
While it might be short, it certainly packs a whole lot of scenic and historic punch. The trail meanders past World War II bunkers and other structures.
Learn about the buildings that dot the path on the educational markers nearby.
The path to some of the most spectacular views in Washington is paved, so it's easily-accessible for hikers of all ages and skill levels.
Be sure to bring your camera along, too. While the views along the way are photo-worthy, wait until you arrive at the scenic overlook.
You'll be treated to jaw-dropping views, if you hike on a clear day. Bells View Overlook Trail is the perfect prelude to exploring more of the park's trails.
Book a yurt ahead of time, so you can spend an evening glamping after a day of exploration. Each yurt sleeps up to five campers.
Advanced reservations are required, and you can check in beginning at 4 p.m. Check-out is 11 a.m.
Make sure you bring plenty of warm clothes and blankets as it can get chilly even with heat in the yurt, which is just a short stroll from the beach.
Just outside of your yurt, you'll have a deck, a fire pit, and a picnic table.
The yurts are ideally located, so you can catch the sunrise or the sunset at the beach. And you won't find a better place, than outside of your yurt, for an evening of stargazing.
Plan your visit on the official website of
Cape Disappointement State Park. Then check out a trail map of Bells View Overlook Trail on All Trails.
Have you been to Cape Disappointment State Park in Washington? Share your experience in the comments! One of the best ways to see all of the natural beauty in Washington is to go on a hike.
If there are only five hikes you ever do in Washington, make them these. Address: Cape Disappointment State Park, 244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624, USA