Jul 07, 2012
Jul 10, 2012 04:28 PM
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
Read More in our Hiking Guide
Puget Sound and Islands -- North Sound
Department of Natural Resources, Northwest Region
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with a dog
- Be Aware Of
- Bridge out
- Water on trail
View from the top of Oyster Dome.
BRIDGE TO BAT CAVES IS GONE! There is supposed to be a side trip that you can take to view the bat caves along this trail. However, the bridge to the bat caves washed out and you can no longer easily cross the creek to get the them. The trail is still there but there are branches across to discourage people from trying to get there. A dedicated person could probably get across but definitely not recommend for most hikers.
It is a surprisingly steep climb and the second half of the trail is rather muddy this time of year, but the views of the Puget Sound are amazing once you get to the top. Definitely worth it but be prepared to share the trail with lots of other hikers.
Samish Bay mudflats.
There use to be a bridge to the bat caves but it is now a slippery crossing not recommended for most people.