Cape Flattery

Mileage: 1.5 miles RT

Elevation Gain/Highest: -200/-250ft

Map: Green Trails Cape Flattery No. 98S, Custom Correct North Olympic Coast

Favorite Eats After Hike: Pacific Pizza

Find out current conditions and as always, practice Leave No Trace.  Pretty Please.

My Hike:

11/30/2014 This was a short little hike we did out to the most northwestern point of the Continental U.S. on a road trip around the peninsula. A good portion of the trail was boardwalked and the last outcropping has an observation platform you climb up to for a view of the ocean and Tatoosh Island.  Things were a bit frosty and I was glad for the railings as we stood and watched the waves hit the seawalls. Not all the platforms have railings, so if you have small children or dogs you will want to keep them close. On our way to the trail we stopped roadside and took some pictures out on the beach of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, I included them in the beginning of the gallery.

Directions: From Port Angeles follow US 101 west for 5 miles to the junction with SR 112. Turn right (west) on SR 112, continuing for 64 miles to the community of Neah Bay. (Alternatively, take US 101 to Sappho and drive SR 113 north to SR 112 and then on to Neah Bay. This way is longer, but not as curvy.) Just past the Makah Tribal Museum is Washburn’s, where you can purchase the required recreation pass. Continue west on Bayview Ave. for 1 mile, following signs for “Cape Flattery and Beaches.” Turn left on Fort St., and in 0.1 mile turn right on 3rd St. In another 0.1 mile turn left on Cape Flattery Rd. In 2.5 miles pass the Tribal Center. Proceed for another 5.1 miles to the TH. The Makah tribe requests a recreation pass, you can find info HERE. Privy available.

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