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Iceberg Point

A short loop hike to rock cliffs, with fantastic views out towards the Olympic Peninsula, and back toward other parts of Lopez. It is suitable for children, dogs on leash, and folks of all ages.

Highlights include: some gnarly, contorted trees for climbing; a warning light for ships on the rocks; views from the cliffs out to the Olympics; and some history. Iceberg Point used to be a reef net site, and locals could drive up to the site, and get fish off the boats right off shore.

Wildflowers are plentiful early summer and orca whales pass through off shore.

From the parking lot at Agate Beach County Park, walk uphill along the gravel road, past several houses. Look for the sign pointing to Iceberg Point high up on a telephone pole (with a handsaw pointing directions). Since you are walking through private property, be very respectful of these homes.
Driving Directions:

From the ferry terminal, follow Ferry Rd to Center Rd. Follow Center Rd. all the way to Mud Bay Rd, turn off of Mud Bay on Harbor Rd. and follow this road to the end. Park at a small lot at Agate Beach County Park.

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Iceberg Point — Nov 21, 2012 — treeana
Day hike
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We wandered out in between the rain showers. Not a soul ..... A good place to watch the weather cha...
We wandered out in between the rain showers. Not a soul ..... A good place to watch the weather change out over the water, and over on the Olympic peninsula. Late in the day golden light bathed the headlands, and washed over the southern tip of San Juan Island.
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Iceberg Point — Jun 21, 2012 — raring2hike
Day hike
Features: Wildflowers blooming
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Since rain was not in the forecast, we headed out to Lopez Island for a day of biking and hiking. T...
Since rain was not in the forecast, we headed out to Lopez Island for a day of biking and hiking. Today’s goal was to bike directly to the southern tip of Lopez and explore Iceberg Point. It’s about 12.5 miles to Agate Beach where we parked our bikes. We then followed the road to its end and continued up the gravel road about ¼ mile to a gated dirt road on the right. As mentioned in the WTA Hiking Guide, the handsaw mounted high on a telephone pole let us know we’d found the beginning of the trail to Iceberg Point.

This area is really interesting and varied. On the trail in we walked under a canopy of salmonberries then through gnarly trees and finally reached the grasslands speckled with flowers. As we entered the grasslands, we looked to the left and spotted the International Boundary Monument up on the rocks. That’s where we headed first and enjoyed our lunch while looking across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the snow covered Olympic Mountains. While exploring around the rocks and fields, we spotted a deer grazing up near the trees. Next we followed one of many boot paths heading west to the actual point. Since it was low tide, we were able to climb down on the rocks and explore the point. Next we headed around the rocky knoll, still following a boot path, entered the trees again and returned to our bikes at Agate Beach.

Since we still had a couple of hours till we needed to be back at the ferry dock, we stopped in Lopez Village at the Vortex Juice Bar and enjoyed a delicious coconut shake.
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Iceberg Point — Oct 23, 2011 — treeana
Day hike
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We wandered along the headlands and cliffs, ( the longest public beach access on Lopez) along the b...
We wandered along the headlands and cliffs, ( the longest public beach access on Lopez) along the bluff trail which hugs the cliffs. The white moss gardens, grassy meadows, rocks, and contorted trees are all beautiful. The area is large enough, and doesn't get a lot of hikers, so any other people are usually seen from a distance.
Views to the Olympics, and Vancouver Island. A peaceful spot to catch a sunset, mesmerized by the ribbon of light dancing across the water.
    We spent the night, and left Lopez in time to catch the sunrise on the way to Orcas the next morning.
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Iceberg Point — May 23, 2011 — treeana
Day hike
Features: Wildflowers blooming
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This is the longest shoreline hike on Lopez Island. The trail wanders along the bluffs and cliffs, ...
This is the longest shoreline hike on Lopez Island. The trail wanders along the bluffs and cliffs, with views to the Olympics, and from the end to Mt Baker. Glacier Peak and Mt Rainier were also visible when we went here on Friday. Wildflowers carpet the grassy meadows.
   The whales can be seen from here... but not today....
Although a cousin who went out fishing in a small rowboat about 4:30 in the morning, not only saw the whales; but had them swimming near her boat. She was fishing in the channel between Lopez and Long Island, near Richardson.
    Twisted trees grow at the edge of the meadows.
    
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Iceberg Point — Apr 26, 2010 — treeana
Day hike
Features: Wildflowers blooming
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The otter family who hang out on Rabbit Island are always fun to watch. Two were rambling across th...
The otter family who hang out on Rabbit Island are always fun to watch. Two were rambling across the field, along with several big black, and grey rabbits. Rabbit Island is criss crossed with otter trails, and they are often swimming, and playing nearby. During our row around the island ( a wildlife santuary, )we saw several. a row a little further out, to where the seals hang out on the rocks ( they can be heard from the beach most anytime)
Point Colville has many twisted, contorted Ent trees, just waiting ....
lots of ladies slippers blooming, and wild potatoes (the blue flowered Camas) plus the smell of wild onions ....
Seals on the rocks off Shark Reef.....
We were lucky to see a brief glimpse of whales swimming off Point Colville, moving through in a hurry.... Iceberg Point is another spot whales can be seen from, beautiful place with or without the whales!!
Baby lambs in the fields... ahh and wild turkeys in the grass out towards Point Colville... guess the area has a couple of flocks of turkeys now..
 Proof that there are indeed aliens among us,
 Not bad for a relaxing weekend.
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Whales at Iceberg Point.
Location
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Puget Sound and Islands -- San Juan Islands
Bureau of Land Management
Statistics
Roundtrip 3.0 miles
Elevation Gain 50 ft
Features
Coast
Wildflowers/Meadows
Mountain views
User info
Good for kids
Dogs allowed on leash

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