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San Juan Island, Washington

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Top Hiking Spots in and near San Juan Island

  • Surrey, British Columbia

    Hike the Elgin Heritage Park Nature Trail

    4.0
    2 mi
    Head over to this magical little park by the water. The forested area between the 2 entrances to the park has many large trees often used by eagles and hawks to survey the surrounding area for prey. The habitat functions of the marsh significantly contribute to the ecological value of the lower N...
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  • Surrey, British Columbia

    Stroll through Redwood Park in Surrey, BC

    3.0
    1.2 mi
    Redwood Park is large beautiful forested park in South Surrey. The park is a legacy of one of Surrey's early pioneer's, David Brown, who in 1893 gave the property to his twin sons, David and Peter. The Brown twins spent much of their life traveling the world collecting the seeds and saplings of e...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Olympic National Park Foothills Trail

    6.23 mi / 1772 ft gain
    Olympic National Park Foothills Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Backpack to Lake Angeles

    5.0
    7.12 mi / 2503 ft gain
    Lake Angeles is, rightfully, a popular day hike and overnight backpacking option, as its one of the larger, more accessible lakes in Olympic National Park. It can be done either as a moderate day hike with a refreshing swim and picnic lunch or a relaxing overnight with gorgeous views and reliable...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike the Heart O' the Forest Trail

    5.0
    4.52 mi / 840 ft gain
    This hike is a short, 4.0 mile round trip, half-day or less hike, located just past the Hurricane Ridge entrance into Olympic National Park. Being relatively level and the trail head just off loop E of the Heart O' the Hills Campground, the Heart O' the Forest hike offers those looking for a tast...
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  • Delta, British Columbia

    Hiking through Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve

    1.9 mi
    As you begin your journey into Burns Bog Delta Nature Reserve from the parking lot and small trail coming off of Westview Drive, notice the gravel trail ahead of you and across the train tracks that will take you into the bog itself and take a left. After spending a few minutes on the straight tr...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Olympic Hot Springs

    3.7
    21.52 mi / 3556 ft gain
    A local favorite, this moderate day hike winds its way uphill from the Appleton Pass trailhead through old growth stands of fir, hemlock and cedar for 2.2 miles to a cluster of hot springs interspersed among the trees. Note: This route is now closed due to a washed out road. The current route is ...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Backpack 1000 Acre Meadows

    45.1 mi / 10750 ft gain
    There are many different ways to reach 1000 Acre Meadows, but this guide will get you there starting at the Deer Park trailhead (5,400').Day 1: 14 miles You will start out by descending 2,400' and 4.3 miles to reach the Graywolf Camp. This is where the loop meets up with itself later on. Our goal...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Camp at Deer Park Campground

    5.0
    Deer Park Campground is really a hidden gem. With an elevation of 5,400 feet, the campground has amazing views of Olympic National Park, making you feel like you are camping above the clouds.There are also several hiking trails in the area that lead to even more spectacular views. Deer Park is on...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Klahhane Ridge (Switchback Route)

    4.0
    5 mi / 1700 ft gain
    Hiking to Klahhane Ridge is a rewarding experience that provides you with sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains. Further access to overnight opportunities is possible if you venture beyond the summit trail. Here’s the scoop: Get an early start. There is a decent amount of parking available at ...
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  • Shirley, British Columbia

    Beach Day at Sandcut Beach

    The adventure begins during the rugged wooded hike from the gravel parking lot to the stunning beach (10 minutes). Once you reach the stone and pebble beach, plant yourself down to enjoy the 180 degree view of the Juan de Fuca Strait (and a picnic lunch if you’ve come prepared!).Head east to find...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Klahhane Ridge Trail

    13.2 mi / 4016 ft gain
    The winding roads and drop-off cliffs provide an outstanding journey to the trailheads on a clear day. If you have to bear through the fog, your reward at the top is worth every second of what you missed. The first image above is your view from the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, so even if you a...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hurricane Hill

    4.8
    3.13 mi / 689 ft gain
    To get to this hike you drive up to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. The drive up to Hurricane Ridge is on a winding road with amazing views of the mountains. Once you reach the visitors center at Hurricane Ridge you can fill up water bottles or use the restroom. The trailhead for Hurric...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike to PJ Lake, Olympic National Park

    1.63 mi / 692 ft gain
    A short and scenic trail of tranquility that leads to the secluded Lake PJ, hidden on Hurricane Ridge. Nothing but nature stirs here. The trail, while well-traveled, is far quieter than others in the surrounding area of Olympic. You might see one other hiker. It is lined with wildflowers and in t...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike to Elk Mountain from Obstruction Point

    5.0
    4 mi / 644 ft gain
    Olympic National Park is built for someone with a week or more to spare for backpacking deep into the heart of the park's endless miles of wilderness. Between the mountains, the coast, and the rainforest, there is a lot of park to see for someone who is trying to fit their visit into an extended ...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Backpack to Grand Park in the Olympics

    5.0
    7.5 mi / 2500 ft gain
    The beauty of many of the north coast trails in the Olympic Peninsula is that your car does a lot of the heavy lifting for you.  This is certainly true of the Grand Valley Trail, which begins more than a vertical mile above the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the end of the Obstruction Point Road.  Six...
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