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WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

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33 Hikes
Deception Pass State Park - Goose Rock

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
4.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 484 ft.
Highest Point: 484.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(28 votes)
Deception Pass State Park is one of the most popular Washington state parks and it is easy to see why. There are beautiful beaches, mature woodlands, great views, lakes, and a beautifully built bridge high on rocks above two narrow waterways. This nice trail will take you through all of this.
 
 
Rhododendron Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 295.0 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
A multi-use county park with a short system of rambling trails through native rhododendron forest in central Whidbey Island.
 
 
Barnum Point

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
2.75 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 300 ft.
Highest Point: 130.0 ft.
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0.00
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Enjoy a series of easy forest trails in this new Island County park. Descend to the beach at both ends of the bluff. Optionally, tide permitting, hike the entire length of the mile-long beach. Either way, finish your hike on more forest trails.
 
 
Double Bluff

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(12 votes)
Looking for a great day at the beach with the dog? Double Bluff is the place to be! Time it just right and at low tide you could walk for miles!
 
 
Anacortes Community Forest Lands - Sugarloaf

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 890 ft.
Highest Point: 1275.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.59
(17 votes)
While it’s not quite as tall as nearby Mount Erie, Sugarloaf makes a great summit—this one doesn’t have a parking lot at the top.
 
 
Ebey's Landing

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
5.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 260 ft.
Highest Point: 260.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.25
(61 votes)
Perched on a bluff overlooking majestic Puget Sound is the unique acreage of Ebey’s Landing. In addition to the Bluff Trail, visitors can experience the seaport town of Coupeville, observe working farms, and get their fill of wildlife viewing, all in a tiny National Park on Whidbey Island.
 
 
Anacortes Community Forest Lands - Little Cranberry Lake

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 125 ft.
Highest Point: 250.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(9 votes)
Set off for a hike in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands (ACFL), a 2,800-acre preserve within the city limits of Anacortes.
 
 
Possession Point State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
Located on the south side of Whidbey Island, this tiny state park includes the short but fun and challenging Dorothy Cleveland Trail, with plenty of elevation gain in the form of switchbacks.
 
 
Ruth Cohen Memorial Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
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0.00
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This small neighborhood park features a loop trail that winds through the forest behind the playground.
 
 
Oak Harbor Waterfront Trail

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
Rating:
Average rating:
2.00
(1 vote)
The Oak Harbor Waterfront Trail is a route that follows the shoreline of Oak Harbor Marina.
 
 
Joseph Whidbey State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
3.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 118 ft.
Highest Point: 60.0 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
A smaller, less well known state park on Whidbey Island with gorgeous beach views and a shorter but diverse trail system through woods, grassy meadows, marsh and beach areas.
 
 
Fort Ebey State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 520 ft.
Highest Point: 570.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.20
(10 votes)
There are plenty of interesting things to see at Fort Ebey, and lots of trails to take you there. A beach walk, bluff views, a lake, forest, and history can all be found here. The park has 26 miles of trails, allowing you to put together a very interesting hike, either long or short, that includes most or all of the sights. This loop of approximately four miles will take you on a nice tour.
 
 
South Whidbey State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
3.5 miles of trails
Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.83
(6 votes)
With commanding views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, this 347-acre park also has opportunities for bird watching, clamming and crabbing, and offers 3.5 miles of hiking trails in old-growth forest and along a stretch of unspoiled saltwater shoreline.
 
 
Anacortes Community Forest Lands - Mount Erie

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 1300.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.36
(14 votes)
At 1300 feet, Mount Erie marks the high point of Fidalgo Island. While it's accessible via a road, the hike up to the summit is heart-pounding, and makes an excellent outing for the day, or just a few hours.
 
 
Deception Pass State Park - Hoypus Point

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
6.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 600 ft.
Highest Point: 400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(8 votes)
A great trail for solitude and a cloudy winter day, this is a forest walk, complete with old growth giants, mature alder and a green understory of sword ferns. A tree huggers hike! This loop will give you a nice variety of forest ecosystems.
 
 
Earth Sanctuary

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 50 ft.
Highest Point: 164.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Explore a rich mixture of blended nature and outdoor sculpture that is in harmony with one another on this seventy two acres of natural restoration. Enjoy trails through various small ecosystems that include bogs, ponds, a forest wildlife and several surprises along the way. You will also be experiencing the early decades of what is to be a five hundred year plan.
 
 
Dugualla State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.17
(6 votes)
The land encompassed by Dugualla State Park was acquired in 1992, when Washington State Parks bought the property to prevent it from being logged. It is now a quiet little state park at the north end of Oak Harbor.
 
 
Bay View State Park

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
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0.00
(0 votes)
The Bay View State Park on Padilla Bay has plenty of activities and amenities.
 
 
Anacortes Community Forest Lands - Little Round Top

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 850 ft.
Highest Point: 915.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
Hike trails that form a loop in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands (ACFL.) If you already have been to Mount Erie and to Sugarloaf, this hike will take you to one - or optionally to both - of the other two named high points in the ACFL. These are Little Round Top and Sugar Cube. As a bonus, you also will visit a great viewpoint.
 
 
Del Fairfax Preserve

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
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0.00
(0 votes)
Featuring a 1.2 mile lollipop loop, this preserve takes visitors through a forest of Douglas fir and salal to an open meadow.
 
 
Morgan Tidelands

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
Enjoy this 2.5 mile long beach hike thanks to a donation from the Morgan Family to Whidbey Camano Land Trust.
 
 
Putney Woods, Saratoga Woods and Metcalf Trail System

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
20.0 miles of trails
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
From the picnic tables scattered throughout, to the brushed back trails and spacious trail head parking lot, these three connecting trail systems reflect the pride, enthusiasm and commitment of the local volunteers who created and now maintain them.
 
 
Ala Spit

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 10 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(2 votes)
This trail only takes about 20 minutes to hike out and back with great views of Mount Baker, Mount Erie, Fidalgo Island, Hope Island and the inner part of Puget Sound.
 
 
Admiralty Inlet Natural Area Preserve

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
2.3 miles of trails
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This nature preserve represents the best of Washington all in one 86-acre parcel on the edge of Whidbey Island.
 
 
Greenbank Farm

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
7.0 miles of trails
Gain: 275 ft.
Highest Point: 300.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
Greenbank Farm was saved from becoming a housing community by partnerships with local land officials and the Trust for Public Land. Thanks to protection from Island County and the Nature Conservancy, hikers can explore the many trails that web the more than 500 acres of fields that surround the expansive property of Greenbank.
 
 
Anacortes Community Forest Lands - Heart Lake

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
2.86 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 130 ft.
Highest Point: 620.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(2 votes)
While there is not a trail all the way around the lake proper, it’s possible to do a loop hike around this lovely little lake just across the road from Mount Erie and Sugarloaf in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. Formerly a state park, this area was transferred to the City of Anacortes in 2002, and now the trails that loop and bend around this little lake are accessible to residents and visitors without requiring a Discover pass.
 
 
Monroe Landing Low Tide Trail

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
7.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 30 ft.
Highest Point: 30.0 ft.
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Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
A very rocky hike with breaks of sandy beach along a beautiful coast that's full of marine life between the towns of Oak Harbor and Coupeville on Whidbey Island.
 
 
Anacortes Community Forest Lands - Big Beaver Pond

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
2.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 175 ft.
Highest Point: 450.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
Enjoy a nearly-level forest walk with close-up views of beaver dams and likely sightings of water fowl including (in season) trumpeter swans, plus kingfishers, woodpeckers, and owls.
 
 
Trillium Community Forest

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
7.0 miles of trails
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 260.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
The 721 forested acres of Trillium Community Forest can be explored by the quiet, meandering trails provided for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Your path is lined with ferns and soaring stands of Douglas-fir trees.
 
 
Whidbey Institute

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
4.5 miles of trails
Gain: 420 ft.
Highest Point: 420.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
The Whidbey Institute includes a 106-acre conservation forest with 4.5 miles of trails that are hilly but all below 500 feet. This hike is deep in the forest and very quiet. You will see lots of ferns, cedars and Douglas fir trees.