Sugarloaf — Savor Sweet Salish Sea Views

Quick Facts: Location: Anacortes, Fidalgo Island Land Agency: Anacortes Community Forest Lands Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation gain: 650 feet Contact: Anacortes Parks and Recreation   Notes: dogs permitted on leash; some trails open to bicycles, horses. Access: From Exit 230 on I-5 in Burlington, head west on SR 20 for 13.5 miles. Turn right onto […]

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

Quick Facts: Location: Anacortes-Fidalgo Island Land Agency: Anacortes Community Forest Lands Roundtrip: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 100 feet 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, continue left on 12th Street (still SR 20-Spur and12th Street […]

Point Colville– Rugged coastal headland on Lopez Island

  Quick Facts: Location: Lopez Island Land Agency: San Juan Islands National Monument Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 180 feet Contact: Bureau of Land Management  Detailed Information: Day Hiking The San Juans and Gulf Islands (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Dogs permitted on leash; coastal cliffs—keep children nearby  Access: From Anacortes, take Washington State Ferry to Lopez Island Landing. Follow […]

Heart Lake– A perfect destination for a St. Valentine’s Day hike

Quick Facts: Location: Fidalgo Island Land Agency: Anacortes Parks Department Roundtrip: 3.0 miles Green Trails Map: Deception Pass/Anacortes Community Forest Lands No. 41S Elevation gain: 160 feet Contact: City of Anacortes Parks and Recreation; Friends of the Forest   Notes: Dogs must be leashed; some trails open to bicycles, horses. Access: From Exit 230 on […]