Iceberg Point — Maritime scenery will leave you frozen in astonishment

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Quick Facts:  Location: San Juan Islands National Monument Land Agency: Bureau of Land Managment Roundtrip: 3.8 miles Elevation gain: 380 feet Contact: San Juan Islands National Monument, Spokane District Office BLM Notes: Dogs permitted on leash; do not park beyond Agate Beach Park; access is via private property which owners have generously granted permission—stay on […]

Mount Finlayson─This spoil of war now offers peaceful wandering

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Quick Facts Location: San Juan Island Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 290 feet Contact: San Juan Island National Historic Park Notes: Dogs must be leashed. Access: Take Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Follow Spring Street for .5 mile through town turning left onto […]

Little Cranberry Lake — A perfect complement hike to your Thanksgiving Day celebration

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Quick Facts: Location: Anacortes-Fidalgo Island Land Agency: Anacortes Community Forest Lands Roundtrip: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 100 feet Green Trails Maps: Deception Pass Anacortes Community Forest Lands – 41S Access:  From Exit 230 on I-5 in Burlington, head west on SR 20 to junction with SR 20-Spur. Continue right on SR 20-Spur to Anacortes. At traffic light near old town, […]

Swan Lake and Christmas Hill –A very merry hike minutes from downtown Victoria

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Quick Facts: Location: Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island Land Agency: Swan Lake Christmas Hill Sanctuary Roundtrip: 3.5 miles/ 5.6 kilometers Elevation gain: 325 feet/ 100 meters Contact:  Swan Lake Christmas Hill Sanctuary  Notes: dogs prohibited Access: From Victoria or Sidney, follow BC 17 (Patricia Bay Highway) exiting onto McKenzie Ave. Proceed east turning right onto Rainbow […]