Friday Harbor, Washington

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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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  • 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

    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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  • Coupeville, Washington

    Hike Ebey's Landing

    4.5
    Just walk straight past the restroom to find the start of the trail route. The Bluff trail heads up a set of stairs to the top of the hillside on the right. After climbing the stairs, you come right up on farmland (Ebey's Prairie), with a grassy two-track trail leading up toward the top of the bl...
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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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  • 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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  • Sequim, Washington

    Hike Dungeness Spit

    3.5
    11 mi / 130 ft gain
    Park at a the north side of the Dungeness Spit Recreation Area, in the Refuge parking lot. There is a kiosk at the Refuge where you can pay an entrance fee ($3) and check the Tide Table. Only attempt the hike at low tide or the sand spit becomes narrow and you have to climb over logs.Follow the R...
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  • Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

    Hike Mount Maxwell

    From Ganges head south on Fulford-ganes road toward Fulfrod harbour. Turn right on Dukes road then a right on Seymour Heights. Seymour Heights turns into a dirt road, with a number of pot holes but nothing a non 4x4 car can't handle. At the trail head there is a small turn around and not a ton of...
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  • Port Townsend, Washington

    Hike to Point Wilson

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    This trail offers amazing views of Mt. Baker, Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands, and the Cascade Mountains. The Point Wilson trail is located in Fort Worden State Park on the Olympic Peninsula, along the Strait of Juan De Fuca. The trail is 2.5 miles round trip, and is accessible regardless ...
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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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  • 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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  • Sooke, British Columbia

    Hike Mount Manuel Quimper

    The Sooke Hills is a geographic region of low hills with elevations between 350m (Mt. Wells) to a high of 682m (Mt. Empress), located in the area bounded on three sides by Highway 1 to the east, Highway 14 to the south and the Sooke River to the west. Though heavily logged 100+ years ago, in the ...
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  • Cowichan Bay, British Columbia

    Photograph Cowichan Bay

    There is a reason the town of Cowichan Bay is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. The town boasts stunning views across the bay, of the Cowichan River estuary, the beautiful marina, and has a variety of restaurants, a candy shop and bakery. Start off by grabbing a bite to eat at ...
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  • Sooke, British Columbia

    Hike East Sooke Park

    Sitting very close to the southernmost point of Vancouver Island, facing west towards the mouth of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the open Pacific Ocean, East Sooke Park is a unique and magical place for a hike or trail run. Your first visit will spark the desire to keep returning, to keep explor...
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  • Duncan, British Columbia

    Explore the Kinsol Trestle

    4.0
    1.6 mi
    The Kinsol Trestle is a highlight of the Cowichan Valley Trail, which travels from Shawnigan Lake to Lake Cowichan and then onward to Duncan. The trestle is easily reached via a 1.3km, wheelchair accessible section of the CVT from the trailhead on Renfew Road. Originally built in 1911 for the r...
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  • Sooke, British Columbia

    Hike and Swim at Sooke Potholes

    4.2
    The Sooke Potholes seem to have something for everyone. Those seeking quick and easy beach access can enjoy short, well-groomed trails that lead straight to the pebble beaches from each of this spot’s multiple parking lots. There are also a number of paths leading to viewpoints overlooking the ri...
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