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Anderson Island

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.1497, -122.7238 Map & Directions
Length
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
50 feet
Highest Point
50 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
Andy's Marine Park. Photo by Lunapeople. Full-size image
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
  • Coast

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Take a nice retreat to a couple of trails winding through a mossy forest to a beach and tidal inlet where you can continue exploring along the sand. Continue reading

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Hiking Anderson Island

Andrew’s (or Andy’s) Marine Park is on Anderson Island in south Puget Sound. There are several ways to enjoy this trail system, including the two locations described below, as well as the beach.

Andy's Marine Park

From the trailhead, hikers delve into a thick, mossy forest to emerge onto the beach on the eastern shore of Anderson Island. As you go, helpful signs point out the names of plants growing along the trail. When the trail opens up on Puget Sound, a wooden bridge spans a tidal lagoon in Carlson Cove to deliver you onto the beach.

Jacob's Point Park

This loop trail takes you around a peninsula, with several short spur trails to viewpoints of small bays and marinas, Puget Sound, and Mount Rainier.

Each viewpoint has features picnic tables, and there is beach access as well as a composting toilet available. You can also learn some local history and see a chimney remaining from a long-standing homestead. 

There is a Washington Water Trails campsite here that can be reserved through the Anderson Island Parks Department. Stretch your legs along the 0.75 miles of public beach and peer off across Puget Sound before heading back.

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Anderson Island

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.1497, -122.7238 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Take the ferry from Steilacoom to Anderson Island. 

From the ferry dock you will start out on Yoman road, which quickly becomes Eckenstam Johnson Road. Stay on this for 2.3 miles, then turn right on Sandberg Road and stay on this for 0.8 miles. Turn left on Claussen Road and go for 0.5 miles before turning into the Trailhead parking lot on your right.

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Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

Anderson Island Parks and Recreation District

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Anderson Island Parks District Map

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