Peace Over War San Juan Island is well known for splendid vistas, saltwater shore, quiet woodlands, orca whales and one of the last remaining native prairies in the Puget Sound/Northern Straits region. But it was also here in 1859 that the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over possession of the island, the crisis ignited by the death of a pig.

Fun place to watch marine life in action.

Easy hike. Beautiful views

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5 months ago

Very nice short walk, with great view as a payoff. Definitely take some time to enjoy this gorgeous coast.

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

Really nice hike

Reef Sanctuary on the west side of the island, where a short 10-minute walk through a forest will lead to a rocky shoreline where you’ll get views over the water and I saw a seal (and perhaps sea lion or otter), just be sure to follow the path around to the left.

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9 months ago

Closet thing to an alpine hike in Victoria.

This hike had a fun history component. The hike itself was a bit bland and may not be worth it unless you are a history buff. Not a ton of people around which was nice but we did go on a Tuesday afternoon.

After doing the Young Hill hike this was a letdown, no good views and it's mostly forest. I didn't even know we were near the ocean most of the walk.