The Best Hiking in Friday Harbor

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Top hiking spots in and near Friday Harbor

  • Friday Harbor, Washington

    Hike Mount Grant on San Juan Island

    2 mi / 500 ft gain
    Mount Grant Preserve is still in the midst of becoming an official park, but is open to the public for hiking, so you will get to see this amazing spot before it's too crowded. With a trial system currently being made, most people hike up the established road, but there are well marked signs to h...
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  • Friday Harbor, Washington

    Hike through the American Camp

    3 mi
    For what was once a highly contested and disputed piece of land in the Pacific Ocean, now lays home to one of the most peaceful, tranquil, and historic hikes in the island chain. Start the hike at the parking lot of the San Juan Island National Historic Site American Camp Visitor Center. Proceed ...
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  • Friday Harbor, Washington

    Young Hill Trail

    1.61 mi / 515 ft gain
    Young Hill Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Friday Harbor, Washington.
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  • Friday Harbor, Washington

    Hike to Young Hill

    4.0
    1.2 mi / 650 ft gain
    From the main parking lot at English camp, follow the wide path east and cross West Valley road to the trailhead of Young Hill. The trail switchbacks several times and leads you past the English Camp cemetery. Continue left on the main trail through the forest of Pacific Madrone trees until you r...
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  • Lopez Island, Washington

    Spencer Spit Trail

    0.87 mi / 75 ft gain
    Spencer Spit Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Lopez Island, Washington.
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  • Lopez Island, Washington

    Hike to Spencer Spit

    5.0
    1.75 mi / 60 ft gain
    It's just a short walk to the beach on this protruding point in Lopez Sound, and all downhill. Immediately upon leaving the trailhead, you come to a junction. Turn right and make a beeline straight for the picnic area at the base of the Spit.Time to explore the Spit. If the tide is high, stick to...
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  • Blakely Island, Washington

    Boat Camp at Blakely Island

    From Washington Park in Anacortes, Washington we launched our 19' Beachcraft with a deep hull into Puget Sound on a beautiful blue sky morning. The weather and water was favorable for an overnight adventure to Blakely Island! We made our way across Rosario Straight and toward James Island (20 mi...
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  • Olga, Washington

    Hike the Highlands Trail

    1.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    Obstruction Pass State Park is something of a hidden gem on Orcas Island given that its nearby neighbor, Moran State Park, gets most of the tourist attention. What this means is that you can find solitude and quiet, *and* make a visit to the only publicly owned beach on the island. There are seve...
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  • Olga, Washington

    Hike the Sound View Trail

    0.4 mi / 50 ft gain
    Obstruction Pass State Park is something of a hidden gem on Orcas Island given that its nearby neighbor, Moran State Park, gets most of the tourist attention. What this means is that you can find solitude and quiet, *and* make a visit to the only publicly owned beach on the island. There are seve...
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  • Olga, Washington

    Sunrise Rock Trail

    1.24 mi / 197 ft gain
    Sunrise Rock Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Olga, Washington.
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  • Moran State Park, Washington

    Camp at Moran State Park

    Moran State Park is an true gem within the beautiful San Juan Islands. The park takes up a large portion of the East side of Orcas Island, the largest of all the San Juans. There are multiple campgrounds within the park along the shores of Cascade Lake and Mountain Lake. For the most relaxing exp...
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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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  • Lopez Island, Washington

    Watmough Bay Trail

    1.59 mi / 453 ft gain
    Watmough Bay Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Lopez Island, Washington.
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  • Olga, Washington

    Hike to the Mount Constitution Summit

    5.0
    7 mi / 1500 ft gain
    This 7 mile round-trip hike takes you to the mountain's summit. From here you'll be able to take in an amazing view. During the hike, you'll head around the left side of Mountain Lake, and then continue on to Twin Lakes, before starting your jaunt to the top of Mt. Constitution. The hike around t...
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  • Friday Harbor, Washington

    Hike to Lovers Leap on Stuart Island

    5 mi / 200 ft gain
    This hike is only doable if you are already on Stuart Island! There is no public transportation to Stuart Island, so you must already be there or have a plan to be there in order to complete this hike.I frequent this island during the summer months and it is one of my favorites. I always stay in ...
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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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