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Dates: 4/1/2017 - 9/30/2017
City / State: Ilwaco, WA
Event Name: Cape Disappointment, Lighthouses & Coastal Trails
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 106783 2017/Y0548
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K/10K/21K/32K - 3B
Description: Daily, daylight hours. This event provides the opportunity to thoroughly explore Cape Disappointment State Park. The more you do the more you will be delighted with what you find. The 5K route goes to Beard's Hollow Overlook, then down to Beard's Hollow. The 10 K route adds Bell's View trail & the North Head Lighthouse. Try the 21K route to add the challenging North Head Trail, McKenzie Head, the Confluence Project elements designed by Maya Lin, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, World War II artillery batteries, Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, & Coastal Forest Loop. The 32K route adds the south portion of the Discovery Trail along dunes, beach & ocean, a swing thru Seaview, & a tour of Ilwaco. Combine the 32K route with the Long Beach walk to score a 42K marathon hike.
Amenities: Strollers: Hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlors, Walking America's Ports of Call
Start Times: Daily, Daylight Hours
Location: WEB REGISTRATION ONLY (www.cva4u.org) -- START: Ilwaco Pavillion at Port of Ilwaco.
Start Point / Driving Directions: REGISTRATION: Please use the online start box provided by the California Volkssport Association website (www.cva4u.org). Follow the left side link, 'Online Start Box', and the instructions provided to sign a waiver and register for this event. Payments for event credit and directions use Paypal. The directions and insert cards are PDFs that you can download and print as needed. the POC does not provide event directions or accept alternative payment methods. The entire online process should take less than 10 minutes for a first time user.
DRIVE TO START: Ilwaco Pavillion, 165 Howerton Ave, Ilwaco, WA. From I-5 northbound, take Exit 39 at Kelso, turn left & follow signs to WA State Route (SR) 4. Follow SR 4 west to its intersection with US 101 west of Naselle & continue straight to follow US 101 south to Pacific Way in Seaview. Turn left on Pacific Way & proceed about 2 miles to the traffic signal in Ilwaco. Continue straight on 1st St which turns left in 4 blocks & becomes Howerton Ave. Park in lot across from the Ilwaco Pacilian. From I-5 southbound, take Exit 104 south of Olympia to US 101. Follow SR 8 & then US 12 to the intersection with US 101 at Aberdeen. Follow US 101 south to Seaview Turn left on Pacific Way & follow directions to Ilawco Pavillian described above.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Ilwaco is a coastal commercial fishing port. Take the opportunity to buy some fresh seafood or eat in a great seafood restaurant in the area. The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in town is worth a visit to get a feel of the area's history. If you don't do one of the longer routes, take time to drive into Cape Disappointment State Park to see Cape Disappointment Lighthouse & the Lewis & Clark Heritage Center (small entry fee). Ilwaco hosts the Cranberrian Fair, a harvest festival, in early October.
Host Club: Vancouver USA Volkssporters
Contact: Burt Paynter (360) 798-8485
Website: www.VancouverUSAVolkssporters.org
E-Mail Contact: walkeriii@comcast.net