Orcas Island trails, Obstruction Pass, Orcas Island
Aug 24, 2011
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
Years ago, this outing made for a challenging beginner hike for our kids. We enjoyed the bark of the madronas, kept an eye out for nettles, and still remember the hike as the one with the really hot beach pebbles. Now our kids fly on ahead, while we smile at the new young hikers we encounter who seem to stop every few yards for a new discovery. This morning we took a little more time and enjoyed the “sound view” trail along East Sound and the side trip out to Picnic Rock.
The trail head is about 18 miles east from the Orcas Island ferry terminal and about 5 miles past Cascade Lake in Moran State Park.
We know of no drinking water along this hike.
Outhouses are located at the trailhead and above the beach.
State Parks’ Discover Pass required.
Caution: nettles and cliffs.
Link to more photos from our trips to Obstruction Pass:
Link to the State Parks' Map:
Approximate GPS @ the trailhead: N48 36.516; W122 49.503
Approximate GPS @ the beach: N48 36.106; W122 49.706