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Results List

139 Hikes
Ala Spit

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 10 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
This trail only takes about 20 minutes to hike out and back with great views of Mount Baker, Mount Erie, Fidalgo Island, Hope Island and the inner part of Puget Sound.
 
 
John Tursi Trail

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
2.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
Discover the natural history of South Fidalgo Island on this beautiful forested trail. The trail traverses past meadows and rocky balds, a red rock quarry, a miner’s shack, the “rock” of artist Morris Graves’ lore, and views of Pass Lake, Campbell Lake, and Mount Erie.
 
 
Elliott Bay Trail

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 20.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(3 votes)
The Elliott Bay Trail follows the shoreline of Elliott Bay for 5 miles from S Royal Brougham Way near Qwest Field and Safeco Field to Smith Cove Park in Magnolia.
 
 
Point Robinson Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(3 votes)
A series of very short trails at Point Robinson lead to and around a lighthouse on Maury Island whose mate is across the Sound at Alki Point.
 
 
Scott Pierson Trail

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

 
6.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 383 ft.
Highest Point: 390.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(1 vote)
A paved urban trail along the Highway 16 corridor named for a long time Tacoma planner and bicycle advocate. The jewel of this walk is access to the Tacoma Narrows and views from the bridge.
 
 
South Bay Trail

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 20 ft.
Highest Point: 20.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.12
(8 votes)
Hike along the abandoned Bellingham & Skagit Interurban Railway grade between Fairhaven and Bellingham, which has been reclaimed as pedestrian trail. The gentle grade makes it a good option for new hikers, and excellent views of Bellingham Bay make for great trailside distractions.
 
 
Iceberg Point

Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 50 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(6 votes)
A short loop hike to rock cliffs, with fantastic views out towards the Olympic Peninsula, and back toward other parts of Lopez.
 
 
Foulweather Bluff Preserve Trail

Olympic Peninsula -- Kitsap Peninsula

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 20 ft.
Highest Point: 20.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(2 votes)
A short, level hike through second growth conifers to a wide beach and a brackish estuary.
 
 
Elger Bay Preserve

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 125 ft.
Highest Point: 225.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
One of many nice day hike options on Camano Island, Elger Bay Preserve has several interpretative trails featuring beautiful views across Elger Bay.
 
 
Fort Casey State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.57
(7 votes)
This is more of a stroll than a hike . It is of historical interest with interpretive signs along the way. Beach walking is also present. Fort Casey was one of three forts chosen in 1896 to form a triangle for protection of Puget Sound. Fort Worden and Fort Flagler were the other two. All have become State Parks. Their use for coastal protection proved to be impractical so their use became a place for instruction and training of troops during both of the world wars.
 
 
Deception Pass State Park - North Beach

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
1.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(8 votes)
A wooded hike from the West Beach area of Deception Pass State Park to the North Beach Parking area. Enjoy the numerous side trails to the wonderful beach and rock outcroppings along the way.
 
 
Cattle Point Lighthouse

Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 25 ft.
Highest Point: 25.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
Hike a small piece of the new San Juan Islands National Monument! This section of BLM land is one of 75 sections throughout the islands (most are on uninhabited islands) and the site of the Cattle Point Lighthouse. This lighthouse was erected in 1935, but a navigational lantern has stood here since 1888.
 
 
Monroe Landing Low Tide Trail

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
7.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 30 ft.
Highest Point: 30.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A very rocky hike with breaks of sandy beach along a beautiful coast that's full of marine life between the towns of Oak Harbor and Coupeville on Whidbey Island.
 
 
Semiahmoo Spit

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
1.6 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
The trail on the east side of the spit is paved and 0.8 miles one way. There are spectacular views of Mt. Baker, Twin Sisters and other peaks. Activities include beachcombing, birdwatching, and picnicking.
 
 
Interurban Trail

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
11.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 350.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.50
(2 votes)
This trail can be short or long, depending on how much you want to hike and which trailhead you start from. Along the way, you will pass several quaint waterfalls and some spectacular views of the San Juan Islands and Chuckanut Bay.
 
 
Tommy Thompson Trail

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
6.6 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 25.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
This hike is a flat 3.3 mile one way blacktop trail that starts at The Port of Anacortes and ends at March Point near The Shell and Tesoro Refineries. The trail has great views of Mount Baker, Fidalgo Bay and lots of blue heron, especially when the tides are low.
 
 
Coast Trail: Mount Maguire Loop

Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands

 
10.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2600 ft.
Highest Point: 879.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
 
Strawberry Bay and Reef Point

Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2180 ft.
Highest Point: 960.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
 
George C Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 10.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)