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Deception Pass State Park Trail

Anacortes, WA

Deception Pass State Park Trail is a 12 mile loop trail located near Anacortes, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Quarry Trails
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47 Completed 34 Reviews

09/20/2014 (Saturday) - We've been coming to Roche Harbor for years but have always rushed off to catch the ferry and missed checking this trail out. It's very easy and very short so just about anyone could do it. This is a perfect hike for small children. There are a series of abandoned rock quarries here with trails weaving around them. It's interesting to see how nature has reclaimed the land. The trees have grown up so much that the view points aren't that great, but it's worth the hike if you have a few minutes to spare.

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English Camp (Bell Point, Mount Young) - San Juan Island
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11 Completed 7 Reviews

After doing the Young Hill hike this was a letdown, no good views and it's mostly forest. I didn't even know we were near the ocean most of the walk.

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Young Hill/ Bell Point Trail
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11 Completed 7 Reviews

Great trail, moderate but well worth the hike to the top where you get great views.

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Lime Kiln State Park Trail
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21 Completed 9 Reviews

There's a board in front of the light house that details when the latest whale sightings occurred. I haven't been able to spot any. Yet.... I'll be back! And now the details about the "trail." It's a paved path for the most part, and there are lots and lots of whale gazers sitting about and blocking every angle. It's a pretty view of the Strait, but I'm not going to be too kind because I didn't get to see THE ONE THING I came here to see: whales!

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English Camp (Bell Point, Mount Young) - San Juan Island
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

Great trail! From the parking lot, walk down to the encampment and walk across the encampment (to the right) and begin the trail closest to the water. Beautiful forest adjacent to the water and plenty of Stellar Sea Eagles. Had the trail to ourselves!

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Mount Finlayson Trail
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

Great trail! Encompasses grassy rolling plains with ocean views with plenty of photo ops of both Bald and Stellar Sea Eagles as well as incredibly dense and luscious evergreen forest. We started out on the Mt. Finlayson Trail along the cliffs and approximately 1.5 miles took the 0.4 mile connector path over to the 1.5 mile Lagoon Trail to return to the parking area. Trail is well marked.
The is an incredible trail we had to our selfs. This island has trails that will make your head spin with their beauty. Family of four visiting from Philadelphia for a week of jammed hiking here and at Olympic National Park, this was certainly one of many highlights!

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Lime Kiln State Park Trail
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52 Completed 29 Reviews

We stop at this park every time we are in the San Juans. We've been lucky each time to see the resident orca pod up close. It made me want to start kayaking as the couple out that day were an arms reach from the pod. Amazing. We saw leopard seals too.

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Young Hill/ Bell Point Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

A fairly steep but short hike with a rewarding view at the top. ~600ft over 0.7 miles. Very good path all the way up. Either park at the car park at the English Camp or on the main road immediately north of the entrance to the English Camp.

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English Camp (Bell Point, Mount Young) - San Juan Island
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30 Completed 29 Reviews

Beautiful hike with a lot of history. Makes a great "date" hike, especially if you stay at Roche Harbor! Or you could camp, (not at this park though)-- it just costs so much to ride the ferry to get to the island, you really should stay awile. For pics and story go to http://kellbell-whywouldanyonereadthis.blogspot.com/2013/03/romance-on-san-juan-island.html

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