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The Best Hiking in Anacortes

Looking for the best hiking in Anacortes? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Anacortes. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Anacortes

  • Anacortes, Washington

    Kayak Camp on Cypress Island

    16 mi
    We set out from the town of Anacortes, WA from Seafarers Memorial Park with a group of 6 people. Two in single kayaks and four in two tandem kayaks. After setting out into the water, keep to the west of Guemes island and follow the shoreline for a shorter trip or follow the east side for a longer...
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  • Anacortes, Washington

    Trail #126, #118, #109 and #108 Loop

    6.37 mi / 784 ft gain
    Trail #126, #118, #109 and #108 Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Anacortes, Washington.
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  • Anacortes, Washington

    Whistle Lake Trail

    3.54 mi / 528 ft gain
    Whistle Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Anacortes, Washington.
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  • Anacortes, Washington

    Hike to the Summit of Mt. Erie

    4.0
    5 mi / 900 ft gain
    To start this hike, jump on trail 215 for a short distance of about a 1/4 mile. From here, continue until you cross trail 320 and head left onto it. Stay on 320 until you come across trail 230.Take 230 uphill (resembles an old fire road) toward the ravine just above a creek. From here, head onto ...
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  • Anacortes, Washington

    Washington Park Trail

    2.52 mi / 289 ft gain
    Washington Park Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Anacortes, Washington.
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  • Anacortes, Washington

    Whistle Lake from Mount Erie

    4.82 mi / 1217 ft gain
    Whistle Lake from Mount Erie is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Anacortes, Washington.
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  • Anacortes, Washington

    Sunburst and Porpoise Point Loop

    2.23 mi / 705 ft gain
    Sunburst and Porpoise Point Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Anacortes, Washington.
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  • Anacortes, Washington

    Hike Sares Head

    2.1 mi / 440 ft gain
    Starting at the parking area, there is a roughly 2 mile hike through the woods. Depending on which route you take, you will suddenly end up at one of many incredible view points looking West at the Olympic Mountains, open ocean, and the San Juan Islands. In some areas you will be about 150 feet a...
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  • 15671 Rosario Road, Washington

    Hike or Run Lottie Point Loop

    1.5 mi / 50 ft gain
    One of the best routes to add to your itinerary when exploring Deception Pass State Park, one of Washington’s most popular year-round camping, hiking, and kayaking destinations; The Lottie Point Loop trail is a great offshoot of a larger trail system that takes you across soaring cliffsides and a...
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  • 4399 Bowman Bay Road, Washington

    Hike or Run the Lighthouse Point Trail

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 285 ft gain
    The Lighthouse Point Trail is yet another offshoot of Deception Pass Park’s wonderful trail system, which weaves itself through the northern corners to the southern ends of the park’s expansive walking paths. Perfect for families and for adventurers just getting their hiking legs warmed up for th...
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  • Oak Harbor, Washington

    Camp & Hike at the Deception Pass Headlands

    5.0
    5 mi
    THE TRAIL: On the north side of the bridge, you'll come across Rosario Rd. Take this down to the Bowman Bay parking lot and your trailhead begins here. Take a moment to walk out on the fishing pier or watch what people are catching before you continue south on the trail towards Lottie Bay/Lightho...
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  • Anacortes, Washington

    Hike the Pacific NW Trail in Deception Pass State Park

    5.0
    2.5 mi
    Starting from the Rosario Beach parking lot, the trail heads out past a large recreation area for families and into a wooded area leading up to Rosario Head.  At this point in the trail there are beaches on either side that provide a great opportunity to explore some tidal pools. If you choose to...
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  • Blakely Island, Washington

    Hike and Camp at James Island

    If you're looking for a weekend camping getaway to a small San Juan Island and you have a boat of substantial size or experience sea kayaking, this is the adventure for you!Launch your boat from Washington Park in Anacortes and cruise or sea kayak across Rosario Straight to James Island. There i...
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  • Goose Rock Perimeter Trail, Washington

    Hike or Run Goose Rock

    2.5 mi / 482 ft gain
    Deception Pass State Park is one of Washington state's favorite year-round destinations; Beachside camping, salt-water kayaking, and plenty of short, accessible trails with endless views of the strait. Goose Rock, the tallest point on Whidbey Island, is just southeast of the Deception Pass bridge...
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  • Oak Harbor, Washington

    Photograph the Deception Pass Bridge

    4.5
    Once you've parked your car, there is a $10 fee which can be paid at the station right next to the bridge unless you have a Discover Pass. From there, you can either go down the stairs to the beach or continue to walk across. Towards the middle, there are some stairs to get down and take some pho...
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  • Oak Harbor, Washington

    Hike the North Beach Trail at Deception Pass

    4.0
    1.4 mi
    A strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island, Deception Pass and the bridges that span it are a fascinating day trip from Seattle. Located 82 miles from Seattle, a 90 minute drive will get you to the Deception Pass State Park. Once here, there are a myriad of activities to do - explore ...
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