The best of Washington state and Oregon: readers’ travel tips

The Pacific Northwest is known for its great outdoors – lakes, mountain trails, wild shores. But our readers also have tips for the region’s eminently livable towns and cities

On a stormy day, dramatic tree-covered cliffs and rocky outcrops being pounded by the surf with cormorants swirling in the wind make the short hike to Cape Flattery well worth the effort. On the Olympic peninsula, and forming part of the Makah Reservation, it’s the northwesternmost point of the contiguous US. From the car park (permits available in nearby Neah Bay), the trail leads through the forest on a mixture of gravel paths and boardwalks. These lead to three viewing platforms from which you can enjoy views of all sides of the point. If you’re lucky, you’ll also get to see whales and otters.
Lisa Bamford

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