Want to bike, hike, or walk along a gorgeous, little-known beachside path? Head to the Discovery Trail on the Long Beach Peninsula. This fabulous 8.5-mile paved route goes right along the beach through beach grass, trees, and wetland areas. The trail, which begins at the Port of Illwaco and ends at the Breakers in Long Beach, is named after the U.S. Army Corps of Discovery, which facilitated the Lewis and Clark expedition.
For more information, visit the Long Beach Peninsula Pacific County Tourism Bureau’s Discovery Trail webpage. If your visit to this biking, hiking, and walking path includes a drive, you may want to stock up on car-friendly snacks and/or pack a lunch to enjoy on one of the benches along the trail or at the beach.
We’d love to know how you enjoyed your visit to the Discovery Trail and the Long Beach Peninsula in general, so please leave a comment. Also, feel free to share your favorite off-the-beaten-path biking, hiking, or walking paths that we should check out in Washington.