May 14, 2004
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Ebey's Landing
- Region: Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island
- Avg Rating: 3.67
This is an ideal hike for families with young children. We did it last spring when ours were 3 and 5 and they walked the whole way. In the spring, the bluff has flowers and tons of butterflies. Views of ships. Squirrels dash across the path, and four deer walked right in front of us! The only challenge is that steep scramble: it is REALLY steep. One parent below and one up top, kids on their tushes just may be the best way to go. At the bottom they can get their feet wet (bring aquasocks or sandals, it's rocky) That last mile-and-a-half back is on sand...legs get tired. Plan extra water and snack for the midpoint (m&m motivators)in addition to your lunch. The kids will sleep all the way home...