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Little Mountain Park - Bonnie and Clyde Loop

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area
48.3985, -122.3028 Map & Directions
Length
1.6 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
300 feet
Highest Point
934 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
The view from the summit of Little Mountain Park. Photo by powder. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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Aptly named Little Mountain is easily accessible year-round. This 522-acre forested park—just a few miles from Mount Vernon’s downtown area—feels much farther from the city. A narrow road leads to the sub-1,000-foot summit, where Skagit Valley views await. While driving to the top is pleasant, it is far more rewarding to hike. Continue reading

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Hiking Little Mountain Park - Bonnie and Clyde Loop

Aptly named Little Mountain is easily accessible year-round. This 522-acre forested park—just a few miles from Mount Vernon’s downtown area—feels much farther from the city. A narrow road leads to the sub-1,000-foot summit, where Skagit Valley views await. While driving to the top is pleasant, it is far more rewarding to hike.

For a short loop hike, park at the pullout signed “To trails.” Head up the shared Bonnie and Clyde Trail, which begins with a moderate climb before easing to contour around the mountainside. Along the way you’ll encounter an abandoned car—surely inspiration for this trail’s name. Reach a junction at approximately 0.9 mile. To the left, the Sidewinder Trail switchbacks gently up the mountain and is popular with mountain bikers. Instead, turn right for the short, steep, hiker-only Ginny’s Trail. At the road, stay right to reach the summit overlook.

From the top of Little Mountain, gaze over fertile fields and the Skagit River toward Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands. To complete the loop, head southeast and follow the signed Ridge Trail down.

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Hike Description Written by
Brandon Fralic, WTA Correspondent

Little Mountain Park - Bonnie and Clyde Loop

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.3985, -122.3028 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

From I-5, take exit 225 onto Anderson Rd east for 1 mile. Turn right on E. Blackburn Rd, then right again on Little Mountain Rd to the park entrance.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area

Little Mountain Park (#)

City of Mount Vernon

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Puget Sounds and Islands(Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Mt. Vernon Trail Builders

Little Mountain Park Tail Map: https://bit.ly/2mmIeet

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