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Whidbey Institute

Puget Sound and Islands > Whidbey Island
47.9781, -122.4103 Map & Directions
Length
4.5 miles of trails
Elevation Gain
420 feet
Highest Point
420 feet
The Whidbey Institute includes a 106-acre conservation forest with integrated gardens, fascinating fauna and a four mile trail network open to the public to explore. Photo by Mike. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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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. Continue reading

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Hiking Whidbey Institute

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. If you’re lucky, you may see a rare albino Douglass squirrel. His exact location within the 106-acre lot is kept a secret to protect him.

Whidbey Institute

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.9781, -122.4103 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 Highway 525 on the south end of Whidbey Island, take Campbell Road. After about a mile, turn right on Old Pietila Road. Continue for a little under half a mile to the entrance to the Whidbey Institute. There is parking to the right of the entrance. There are two more parking lots another quarter mile down Old Pietila Road.

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Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Whidbey Island

The Whidbey Institute

Guidebooks & Maps

Whidbey Institute Trail Map: https://whidbeyinstitute.org/visit/trail-map/

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Whidbey Institute

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