The Cape Loop Road provides an interesting drive or mountain bike ride to the tip of Cape Flattery. The narrow dirt road is not for RVs. Pick up a route map at the museum, or head west from town to the Makah Tribal Center, and then turn right to the cape (left will take you to Hobuck Beach and a fish hatchery).
About eight miles from town, you’ll come to one of the few unlogged areas remaining on the cape, and the new Cape Flattery Trail. This fine boardwalk path leads downhill 0.75 mile to the rocky shoreline, with views of Tatoosh Island and Cape Flattery Lighthouse, built in 1858.
Most folks return to Neah Bay the same way they came out, but mountain bikers and four-wheelers will enjoy the very rough road that leads back eastward around the cape to Neah Bay, passing a small waterfall with sculpted pools large enough to sit in on a warm summer day, and several miles later a dump that has to be one of the worst in the state of Washington (but a good place to look for ravens and eagles).
The total length of this loop is approximately 16 miles.