Hike to Cape Flattery

1.5 Miles Round Trip - 200 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Cape Flattery Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Rose Freeman

The hike to Cape Flattery offers an adventure through a forest, across a boardwalk, and out to a viewpoint with views of turquoise blue water crashing against the rocky cliffs of the Olympic Peninsula! Total mileage: 1.5 miles, roundtrip. Elevation gain: 200 feet. Highest point: 250 feet.

Did you know that Cape Flattery is the northwesternmost point in the continental United States? This is the place where the Straight of Juan de Fuca collides with the Pacific, creating strong currents and loud crashing waves.

This short and accessible hike leads you through a forest to an unforgettably beautiful viewpoint of sea stacks, turquoise water, and ocean as far as the eye can see! Watch for sea lions and whales, too!

Our favorite place to stop on our way back from Cape Flattery to the Seattle area is the By the Bay Cafe for ice cream! They are located at 343 Front Street, Sekiu, WA.

Happy hiking!

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Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife

Details

1.5 Miles
200 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Beautiful hike!

Great views, the trail gets a little crowded but it's worth checking out if you are in the area.

Awesome Place!

This place is epic. Would totally recommend. Easy hiking trails.

Kim Baker

about 2 years ago

Top Favorite Hikes of all Time!

We drove out there last week (mid August) and the fog was rolling across the magical road, lined with overhanging trees, to the trailhead. This hike is such an enchanting experience! There were hiking sticks made by a local for you at the beginning and incredible views all the way through to the end. This is one of my top favorite hikes ever!