Explore Cape Dissapointment's North Head Lighthouse

Added by Jameson Jones

A historic lighthouse in Cape Disappointment State Park with expanding ocean views.

From the North Head parking lot located at the end of N Head Lighthouse Rd, make your way to the lighthouse by following the lighthouse signs at the parking lot. There's a path to the right that you can take that will take you to a view point (the walk to this viewpoint is short and easy). The path to the left will take you on longer hikes to more locations in Cape Disappointment.

What's great about this lighthouse is its easy accessibility and the expanded ocean views. This is also a great place to learn a little lighthouse history while taking in some great views.

Read More

Tags

Chillin
Photography
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Romantic
Scenic

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Tour is fun!

Getting to be above the coast on the tour was so much fun. One of my favorite memories from when I was younger

Raises Goosebumps

The people at the Lewis and Clark interpretive center near the lighthouse are so enthusiastic that even if you went for the natural beauty you'll come home with a desire to read Ambrose's Undaunted Courage (or better yet, read it before you go). One of the best history parks in the country in one of the most beautiful places.

Stay Nearby

Ilwaco, Washington

China Beach Retreat

Cape Disappointment defines the western horizon. Deer frequently visit, asserting their right-of-way in this natural setting. In the front yard, a heron perches. A covey of widgeon sweep into view....

From $593.50/night

Ilwaco, Washington

Audubon Cottage

The cottage is named after John James Audubon, the patron saint of American ornithologists. Numerous authentic Audubon prints adorn the walls of this peaceful cottage. Downstairs you’ll enjoy the e...

From $285/night

South Bend, Washington

Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA

Nearby Adventures

  • Explore Fort Canby and Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

    Cape Disappointment State Park is nearly 2,000 acres of old growth temperate forest located at the mouth of the Columbia River that contains lakes, coves, two lighthouses, and military forts. One of the forts and lighthouses is Fort Canby and Cape...

    1.5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Camp at Cape Disappointment

    Don't let the name fool you, this over 1,700 acre state park offers plenty for the outdoor enthusiast. The cape was named by explorer John Meares after a failed attempt to enter the Columbia River. Lucky for you, maps have been upgraded and the ri...

  • Explore the Peter Iredale Shipwreck, Fort Stevens SP

    At the northwestern-most point of Oregon sits Fort Stevens State Park. Located 3 ½ hrs from Seattle and 2 hrs from Portland, the park sits closest to the city of Astoria. The park itself has over 4300 acres to explore, with day use and camping ope...

    0.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Take a Stroll along the Airport Dike Trail

    Parking for this hike can be found at either end of the trail. It starts at the west end of the Lewis & Clark Bridge from a small access road that is used as a parking lot. From here it is a flat walk along an old grassy road that is well ma...

    2.2 miles 0 ft gain