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San Juan Island, Washington

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Top Hiking Spots in and near San Juan Island

  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Badger Valley Trail to Grand Pass Trail Loop

    4.0
    10.42 mi / 3235 ft gain
    Badger Valley Trail to Grand Pass Trail Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Spruce Railroad Trail

    3.0
    11.36 mi / 1138 ft gain
    This versatile trail can adapt to your needs. It's can be an out-and-back hike, so you can make it as long as you like. If you do full distance, you are looking at an 8 mile day... OR, if you have two cars, you can park a car at either end of the trail and make it a 4 mile one-way hike. This des...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Hike Through History Along the Elwha River

    26.23 mi / 6132 ft gain
    The Elwha River Trail cuts south into the heart of Olympic National Park along a densely forested valley, following the same route taken by some of the earliest explorers of the Olympic Peninsula at the end of the 19th century. Past Port Angeles, at a hard curve in US-101, take Olympic Hot Sprin...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Snowshoe Wolf Creek Trail

    6 mi
    To tackle the Wolf Creek Trail, you start by winding up Whiskey Bend Road just outside of Port Angeles, falling the curves and hills of Elwha River. The peaks of the Olympic Mountains stand in the distance.Once you approaching a clearing and small parking area, you grab the gear and hit the trail...
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  • Sequim, Washington

    Hike to Royal Basin

    4.7
    15.76 mi / 3409 ft gain
    If you're looking for a long day hike or multi-night backpacking trip in the Olympics, add Royal Lake and Royal Basin to your adventure list!   The first mile of trail along the Dungeness River gains a gentle 300 feet.  When you reach the bridge, do not cross it (the trail across the bridge goes...
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  • Port Renfrew, British Columbia

    Hike to Mystic Beach

    5.0
    Head west from Victoria along Highway 14 past Sooke and Jordan River until you see the Juan De Fuca Marine Trail - China Creek trailhead about 5km past Jordan River on the West Coast Road. Ample signage, parking, and outhouses are available here.The trail taking you to Mystic Beach is just one s...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Mount Storm King

    4.7
    3.91 mi / 2251 ft gain
    The trailhead is located right next to the Storm King ranger station adjacent to Lake Crescent right off Hwy 101 just past Port Angeles if heading West. It shares the same trail as, and breaks off left from the Marymere Falls trail (also worth seeing) about a quarter mile in (look for signage). ...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Marymere Falls

    4.3
    1.93 mi / 531 ft gain
    Marymere Falls (90 ft.) is located in Olympic National Park, near Lake Crescent. The falls can be accessed by a short, well-maintained dirt trail through old-growth lowland forest consisting of fir, cedar, hemlock, and alder trees. The creek descends from Aurora Ridge and tumbles over Marymere Fa...
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  • Quilcene, Washington

    Mount Townsend

    8.59 mi / 2949 ft gain
    There are four trailheads that guide you to the top of Mount Townsend, but the most popular choice is to begin at the Upper Trailhead Trail #839 (snow permitting).  The trail gradually climbs while traversing through forested area. While walking through the fir and hemlock trees, you pass three ...
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  • Deming, Washington

    Hike to Racehorse Falls

    3.7
    Racehorse Creek is broken up into four distinct waterfalls that drop a total of 140ft through a relatively shallow gorge. The first two waterfalls are punchbowl-type falls that have deep holes at their bases. Immediately below the second waterfall, the creek descends rapidly before it arrives at...
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