Hike to Cape Flattery

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Distance

1.5 miles

Elevation Gain

200 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

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.

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over 1 year ago

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.

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over 3 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!

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over 3 years ago

In December

Went during December after the rain didn't allow us to stay for very long at Shi Shi Beach. Multiple look-offs and a well maintained boardwalk make this very easy and very enjoyable.

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about 4 years ago

Simply & Straightforward Hike w/ Great Views

Great views from the lookout points. Driving here is the biggest challenge since because its the most NW point in the US, you really have to set this as a destination. The boardwalk through the forest to the lookout points is quite impressive. We spent about 15 minutes taking in the views so all-in-all its less than a one hour excursion.

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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