Oyster Dome Trail

MODERATE
#1 of 7 trails in Larrabee State Park
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Oyster Dome Trail is a 5.3 mile 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 bugs cave muddy river rocky views
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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.

Jules Papp

42 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

9 Completed9 Reviews

Anne Pelton

2 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.

Jake Perrow

6 Completed4 Reviews

Great views!

Connor Otoole

1 Completed1 Reviews

Angie Moore

13 Completed3 Reviews

A moderately strenuous climb gets you to the top, but it's all worth the effort! I loved the view at the top, and even with many other people up there too, I managed to find a spot all to myself where I could snack and relax for an hour before heading back down. I was also pleasantly surprised to learn this trail is on the Pacific Northwest Trail!

Dan Hanson

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great moderate hike. Trail head little hard to find. Just look for lots of cars parked next to road.
The trail swiches its way up thru nicely forested area.
There has been lots of recent trail work here, ( Thank you WTA) by volunteers, thank you all.
Great veiws at oyster dome veiw pt. Nice place for lunch before heading back down.

Amanda Rutledge

6 Completed2 Reviews

Definitely a moderately difficult hike. Beautiful views though make it all worth it. Lots of elevation gain the entire hike. Bring your strong knees for the downhill return trip.

Gina Patrito

10 Completed2 Reviews

Absolutely beautiful. Clean can air, beautiful forest, and the reward of 2 amazing vistas. However, I have no idea why alltrails gives it and easy rating. It is a hard moderate at best.

Kamran Rahman

4 Completed4 Reviews

Loved the trail. Amazing viewpoint at the top, as well as some extra view points on the way up. This is my new alternative to Rattlesnake Ledge