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Oyster Dome Trail

Bow, WA

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Oyster Dome Trail is a 6.5 mile out and back trail that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Deception Pass State Park Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice easy trail, great views at the top. The beaches below are quite nice as well.

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Deception Pass State Park Trail
by Moe Bugs

2 Completed 2 Reviews

The fishing is lots of fun. You can't beat the scenery!

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Bowman Bay/Rosario Head Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Right by the ocean, minimal incline, and a bunch of really beautiful places to sit and enjoy the beach and the forrest at the same time. If you're looking for privacy this isn't the place but that doesn't take anything away from what it has to offer in my opinion.

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Bowman Bay/Rosario Head Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Spectacular views, and one of my favorite hikes. Having a said that I'm surprised by the the rating of easy! We cut through the middle of Rosario ducked south for the point(Amazing), and then took the trail to the north side of Rosario head. This part was a tiny trail that was exceptionally difficult for our kids and dog. Several areas where we thought we were lost because the trail was so tiny. Checked gps and we were o the right trail, but I would rate this portion as hard.

Amazing views makes this a must,but don't expect a flat easy path!

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Sugarloaf Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Loved the hike, the elevation change was manageable by even my 5 year old (with minimal complaining). The views from the top are GREAT.

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Whistle Lake Trail
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9 Completed 6 Reviews

This trail is busy, busy, busy. I'm not sure why it's marked easy, in my opinion it's moderate. But maybe it was the loop we took:

201>21>20(Old Road)>204>21>22>205>20(Old Road). It was rough at points, almost a climb. Lots of rocks and roots. Beautiful scenery once on the trail, anytime we had to get on Old Road, it was just teeming with people, noise, garbage, horse manure, and dog poo. On the trail we only saw another couple hiking, and another trail running. This area is definitely used more for Old Road directly to the lake, which is beautiful. We got in late, so by the time we made it half way around the lake, there was only one other group doing cannonballs off the cliffs, and when we came out, one couple coming in for a late swim. Careful on Old Road, aside from poo, people, and trash, mountain bikers coming tearing through here, as well as motorcycles and scooters. Because the rocks are big, and gravel unpredictable, it can be a dangerous situation.

Be aware at the TH: there is two trail starts. The one to the left of the sign is Old Road and goes straight to the lake. Go off to the right some, and that where 201 starts, and heads away from Old Road and people. Parking at the TH on a slow day I'm sure is great. This day was a total mess. We ended up parking along the roadway coming in.

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Deception Pass State Park Trail
by elizabeth glass

15 Completed 5 Reviews

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Bowman Bay/Rosario Head Trail
by Keyra McLaughlin

4 Completed 3 Reviews

The lighthouse point trail is a very short trail. The beginning is steep and can be difficult for small children. Once on top you see beautiful views for miles but be careful you are very high up and there are unforgiving cliff edges.
It was fun to play in the tide pools at the bottom.

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Guemes Mountain
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

This 2.3 mile out-and-back hike is a great way to spend an hour on the island. The views at the top are stunning and, if you like hiking, you will not regret making this journey. You might be saying that 500 feet of elevation gain is not much but it is only over the course of 1.15 miles and it's the highest point of the island so you both get an okay workout and the best view around.

We showed up around 11 am on a Saturday and had no issues parking. We ran into two groups coming down while we hiked up and saw one group at the top when we arrived. On our way down we didn't run into anyone else.

The only reason this hike gets a 4/5 is because if you stop walking you will be attacked by swarms of bugs. Taking a break along the way is not a good idea so if that child whines I recommend picking them up because they'll be whining louder when the bugs show up!

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Sugarloaf Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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