Bow, Washington

Top Spots in and near Bow

  • Bow, Washington

    Samish Overlook

    The sunset is amazing at Sammish Overlook. The view is the definition of panoramic and you almost have to strain your eyes because there is so much to look at. Plan to arrive before sunset if you want to capture some photos. This is a great "date spot" and you're likely to see couples up here pic...
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  • Bow, Washington

    North Butte via Chuckanut Trail

    1.0
    7.71 mi / 2047 ft gain
    The HikeThe hike there isn't short, has several steep sections, and ends at the top of the mountain. There are cliff warnings at the top, so be careful as you explore the view! The steepest portions are at the beginning and right at the end. The trail is very well maintained (because it is so pop...
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  • Bow, Washington

    Oyster Dome via Chuckanut Trail

    4.3
    6.57 mi / 1857 ft gain
    The trail begins on the Pacific Northwest Trail, which ascends quickly up the side of Blanchard Mountain. The trail contains several switchbacks which wind through second-growth alder, Western red cedar, and Douglas fir forest. After about one mile there is an overlook with a bench that offers a...
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    Hike to Fragrance Lake

    4.7
    5.5 mi / 950 ft gain
    Take Chuckanut Drive to the trailhead which is located directly across from the entrance to Larrabee State Park. A small lot in front of the trail has space for 8-10 cars, or you can park at the State Park and walk across the road (carefully!) to reach the trailhead. Either way you will need a Di...
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    Hike to Pine & Cedar Lakes

    5.0
    5 mi / 1400 ft gain
    These two quaint lakes in the Chuckanuts are a must-do for people looking for a day hike, short camping trip or steep trail run in the Bellingham area. Starting at the trailhead off of Old Samish Road, one begins the 2 mile ascent to the two lakes. The first 1,400ft climb has its fair share of up...
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    Explore Teddy Bear Cove

    4.0
    On Chuckanut Drive (State Route 11) pull off onto a small, unmarked, one-way road that offers parking for Teddy Bear Cove before quickly rejoining the road. There is space to pull over on the road for approximately 15-20 cars. If you are heading North to South, the road is on your right, if headi...
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    Explore Locust Beach (Bellingham, WA)

    5.0
    0.25 mi
    The trail to Locust Beach is very easy to find. Parking on Locust Avenue is available from dawn to dusk on the side of the road, and in a small gravel lot. Follow the road towards the water, and continue right on a small but well-marked trail down to the beach. Be careful - the stairs are kind of...
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    Whatcom Falls

    0.13 mi / 20 ft gain
    Whatcom Falls is easily accessible within Whatcom Falls Park. It is less than a 2 minute walk from the parking lot to the bridge overlooking Whatcom Falls. This is a nice place to checkout with good company if you don't have a lot of time to enjoy the fresh air.
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  • Bellingham, Washington

    Pixie Falls

    2.0
    0.45 mi / 125 ft gain
    Pixie Falls can be accessed during any season; however it’s most enjoyable during the spring and summer months. This waterfall and swimming hole combo is the perfect way to escape the heat and the crowds. On any given day, there will typically be less than 10 people who access the falls. Pixie is...
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  • 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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  • Mount Vernon, Washington

    Explore the Flower Fields of Skagit Valley

    4.3
    Skagit Valley is an important agricultural region of Washington State, but the prettiest time of year to attend is during the spring when flower season takes hold. Daffodils first, then tulips, and then irises bloom and cover fields as far as the eye can see. The Skagit Tulip Festival is held eve...
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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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  • Ferndale, Washington

    Take a Stroll through Hovander Homestead Park

    5.0
    1.4 mi / 0 ft gain
    Driving up to the park entrance: take a right to drive towards the barnyards, playgrounds, covered picnic areas, historic house and community gardens, and access to the Snoqualmie River.  Or, drive straight and park outside of the fragrance gardens and historic house/ museum, and take a walk to 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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Camping and Lodging in Bow

Burlington / Anacortes KOA Holiday
Burlington, Washington

Burlington / Anacortes KOA Holiday

Getaway Skagit Valley
Mount Vernon, Washington

Getaway Skagit Valley

From $129 / night

Lynden / Bellingham KOA Journey
Lynden, Washington

Lynden / Bellingham KOA Journey

Concrete / Grandy Creek KOA Holiday
Concrete, Washington

Concrete / Grandy Creek KOA Holiday

Douglas Fir Campground
Deming, Washington

Douglas Fir Campground

Shannon Creek Campground
Concrete, Washington

Shannon Creek Campground

Guides, Insights and Stories from Bow

5 Fall Hikes in Whatcom County

5 Fall Hikes in Whatcom County

Beau Gaughran

Dare to Challenge Winter in the Mount Baker Backcountry and the Payoffs Can Be Monumental

Dare to Challenge Winter in the Mount Baker Backcountry and the Payoffs Can Be Monumental

Randy Gordon

Adventure on the Lake: Kayaking to the Stave Falls Dam Powerhouse

Adventure on the Lake: Kayaking to the Stave Falls Dam Powerhouse

Jonny Kelly

The Top 10 Hikes in the North Cascades

The Top 10 Hikes in the North Cascades

Michael Fricke