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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.

We respectfully acknowledge the lands we are visiting are the homelands of Indigenous tribes of the Pacific Northwest, some of whom have reserved treaty rights on these lands. Tribes continue to rely on and share in the management of these lands today. Please tread gently and treat these places with respect.

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9 Hikes
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
Anacortes Community Forest Lands - Eastern Fringe Forest Loop

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
3.7 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 520 ft.
Highest Point: 550.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Hike a varied, nearly-four-mile forest loop in the eastern part of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands (ACFL). Appreciate the variety of coniferous and deciduous trees of different sizes and ages. View a few wildflowers in season, and some fall colors later in the year.
 
 
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.
 
 
Anacortes Community Forest Lands - Four Summit Loop

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

 
6.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1700 ft.
Highest Point: 1300.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Perhaps you have hiked to each of the four named high points of the Anacortes Community Forest Lands (ACFL), or even combined two of these "summits" for a longer hike (e.g. Little Round Top and Sugar Cube, or Mount Erie and Sugarloaf.) So here's a thought: why not do a grand tour that reaches all four named summits in a single loop hike?
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
Anacortes Community Forest Lands - Whistle Lake

Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 580 ft.
Highest Point: 600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.25
(16 votes)
In the heart of Fidalgo Island lies a natural gem of a forest with wetlands, lakes, and rocky bald meadows with great views. This nice little hike will take you around the lake on a hiker only trail. Take this hike in spring for the fresh new leaves and the dainty spring flowers, or visit on a rainy day in winter and watch the mist float above the lake among the trees. The lake is very popular on hot summer days.