Washington February 05, 2016
This Jaw Dropping Place In Washington Will Blow You Away
Cape Flattery is the northwestern-most point of the contiguous United States, and it’s one of the most enchanting places you’ll ever see. It can be found in Clallam County on the very tip of the Olympic Peninsula, where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets the Pacific Ocean. There’s an easy, scenic trail to the point where you’ll be able to enjoy a view unlike anywhere else in Washington.
This picture perfect landscape features tree-covered sea stacks and deep, narrow coves right by the Pacific Ocean. It's the northwestern-most point in the lower 48 states, while the westernmost point is located at Cape Alava just south from here.
The scenic point can be reached by a short path through the woods. Surrounded by tall Sitka spruce trees, this easy trail is mostly cedar boardwalk with some dirt sections.
There are four observation decks to stop and admire along the way. Each of them provide spectacular vistas overlooking the rugged rocks and stunning Pacific Ocean.
After about 3/4 mile, the trail ends by the final wooden viewing platform. From here you'll be able to enjoy an extraordinary perspective from the very northwestern-most point in the entire country.
From the tip of this trail, Tatoosh Island is also visible in the distance. If you bring binoculars, you'll be able to spot the tall, historic Cape Flattery Lighthouse.
Unique geological formations can be seen everywhere, from sea caves to coastal cliffs and sea stacks covered in lush plants, moss and trees. The area's known to be an oasis for marine wildlife, like sea lions and sea otters. From March through May, you may even catch a glimpse of gray whales down below.
Depending on the weather and cloud coverage, the ocean can actually appear in many different shades. The color of the water may vary from a bluish gray to light pink or yellow around sunset.
With its dramatic headlands and matchless views of the Pacific, this mesmerizing seascape in the Northwest should be on everyone's bucket list. Be sure to pick up a Makah Recreation Pass from the Makah Tribal Museum to access the trail out here.
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