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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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Sugarloaf Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 0 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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7 Completed 2 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
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7 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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Deception Pass - Lighthouse Point and Lottie Point
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

The trails are not clearly identified and it's easy to go around and around in circles. It's not a very challenging hike and the Paths are quite narrow for dogs even though they're allowed. Once you find your way to the bridge up top and walk on the highway to get there the view is beautiful. I wouldn't do this hike again but I would visit the bridge again.

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Deception Pass - Lighthouse Point and Lottie Point
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14 Completed 4 Reviews

Super easy but incredibly beautiful!

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Whistle Lake Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

This trail offers many activities. Hiking, trail running, walking, biking, horseback riding and more. It's an easy wide trail but many other trails that branch off that get narrower. Overall really easy to hike or trail run. Has some good inclines and flat stretches for trail running. Mostly covered trail offering shade. Easy hike.

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Whistle Lake Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

How far in is the cliff jumping what trail is it off is the cliff jumping spots easy to find how high are they?

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