Oyster Dome Trail

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Oyster Dome Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bow, WA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from May until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.3 miles 1781 feet Out & Back
dog friendly hiking trail running cave river views bugs muddy rocky
Hide Map

From the south, take the Larrabee State Park/Chuckanut Drive exit off of I-5 (exit 231) and drive just past the 10 mile post on Chuckanut Drive (SR 11) and park on the paved, wide place on the west shoulder. From Bellingham, take exit 250 and drive south on SR 11 about 12 miles to the paved right shoulder. There probably will be a string of parked cars, and there isn't much room, so come early. The Pacific Northwest Trailhead is on the east side of the highway.

Xi Wu
4 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Cody Scheibel
5 days ago

46 Completed1 Reviews

Josh Garcia
7 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Amanda Carter
7 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Madison Post
11 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Started our hike around 6:30 this morning so we beat the morning crowd and had the view alone for a while. It was pretty tough for our first hike this year but it was worth it with the crystal clear skies. There was some mud in spots but easily avoidable.

Adrienna Scotty
12 days ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

We had a crowded hike, but that's expected at the beginning of the season on a beautiful day! The trail was muddy in several places, one or two of the inclined areas were fairly slick. The trek felt steeper and longer than the posted stats, but we could be a little rusty. Beautiful view, it was a little hazy. It's definitely worth it to stop by the Farm to Market Bakery, Rhody, or Tweets for an after-hike meal.

Aaron Anderson
12 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Moderate trek: great for beginners looking to push it a bit or for initial shaking off the winter rust. Coming down was a bit muddy in April (as expected) and potential for a few slips... nothing common sense wouldn't have you avoid.

Romaine Romaine Bush
12 days ago

4 Completed0 Reviews

This hike will give you a great workout! A fantastic view at the end suffices as a reward :)

Mary Anderson
13 days ago

8 Completed0 Reviews

Awesome hike! Great workout! My friends and I tracked it at just under 8 miles round trip. We took the longer route with more elevation off of Chuckanut dr. If you're a newbie hiker I don't recommend starting with this one. Definitely a beautiful hike the entire way. We plan on going back to the Lily and lizard lake next time, then we will enter from the Samish side. Chuckanut adds and extra mile on to the hike and 40' more elevation per mile then the Samish Overlook side, but both trails do meet up with each other to then continue on the rest of the trail to the top. We crossed 6 or 7 small creeks along the way, never got our feet wet. Easily passable.

Elizabeth DelCastillo-Castro
18 days ago

5 Completed0 Reviews

Jim Christian
21 days ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful hike on a beautiful day. A little steeper than I thought, but we'll worth it. Ventured on to Lilly Lake and decided that we'd do it again. We'll set up camp and hike to the top and time lapse the sunset, then head back to camp. Can't wait !!!!

Monty Brown
22 days ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

It was great, busy busy .

Tracy Finley
24 days ago

4 Completed0 Reviews

Been coming here for years and always will be one of my favorites. It's a must do!

Sheryl Kyllo
27 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Megan Galloway
1 month ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

A moderate trail for sure! Beautiful great hike and beautiful view. Very steep so be prepared!

Nathan Engelbrecht
1 month ago

5 Completed0 Reviews

Kourtney Guetlein
1 month ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

Jules Papp
3 months ago

45 Completed5 Reviews

A wonderful trail on a rainy weekday with crowds at bay. There were few views due to the rain, but it was still a great hike. Up almost all the way, steeply at times, then down.

One can hear the wind coming from a long way, so that was impressive as well. And trees provided cover from some of the wind and rain.

Shana Weiderman
3 months ago

12 Completed9 Reviews

Anne Pelton
3 months ago

5 Completed3 Reviews

Great trail. Not too busy today, but a few people out there. Very cold and windy at the top, had to bust out a few extra layers up there. Good trail conditions, but muddy. No snow/ice on trail.