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North Head Lighthouse

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Address: Fort Canby State Park, Ilwaco, WA
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Still being repaired

Nice short hike to lighthouse but the state is still repairing so you can only get close. Pretty overlook definitely worth the trip if you are any where close. Dog friendly just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
William H
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice short hike to lighthouse but the state is still repairing so you can only get close. Pretty overlook definitely worth the trip if you are any where close. Dog friendly just leash and pick up and it's a good walk even for old dogs and old humans. You get a great view of the north jetty and the state... More 

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Enumclaw, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not realize this was available to the public. You enter a parking lot and then can walk a short distance to the light house or the road in front of the lighthouse. We were able to watch the Coast Guard practice working the waves.

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Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Short easy relatively flat walk to the well worn lighthouse. Whilst you can't get right up to it, it is still worth the walk.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lighthouse, although it may be a little drab and worn, is really neat to see. The walk to get to it is pretty short and easy from the parking lot so I'd say it's good for families and beginners.

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Manchester Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Plenty of parking. Short walking distance to the lighthouse. Easy to get to. Bring your camera. Lots of photo opportunities. Beautiful Ocean views. Glad we went.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The short half mile hike to go see this very old lighthouse which it appears that they're starting to work on it and restore it to its original looks what a great day beautiful wind was blowing like crazy but all in all it is well worth going to see

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

So windy today, about blew us away. Nice easy stroll to the light house. And very nice view of North Jetty.

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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Just a short hop over the Pacific ocean by bridge from Oregon to visit a stoic lighthouse called North Head. This lighthouse was used to guide ships to the Columbia River mouth. A short walk to a beautiful scene. This lighthouse overlooking the ocean is a don't miss in my book!

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Okanogan, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Two routes (trails) to the lighthouse or a loop. The one to the left is gravel and is the most direct route to the lighthouse which is fenced off for repairs. Still well worth the view and walk. If you continue on the path becomes cement and has stairs and you go by the caretakers house and vacation rentals which... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The hike to the lighthouse was beautiful and we were surprised to see it staffed and working! We poked our heads in to check out the equipment!

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