Goose Rock Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oak Harbor, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The south side with the switchbacks is quite difficult for an older inexperienced hiker like me, but without that being noted on the trail map I didn't know not to take it. Should have known by the switchbacks. It was exhausting on a hot day. Glad I had lots of water. It was beautiful at the top. Got a bit lost on the perimeter trail on the way back. Needs better signage at certain points. Happy 100th to the National Park System.
Pretty easy couple mile hike with some great views. We continued hiking under the bridge, down and around the beach passing cranberry lake. Pretty easy overall for even the novice hikers in our party.
Good hike, couldn't believe how short it was for the view.
Good! Saw a baby seal on the beach!
Super easy but very pretty
Beautiful. Great views.
Good inclines, nice trails, amazing view at the summit!
the trail to the summit was very nice but there is a fallen tree in the path.
I started by going up the summit first, then down to the perimeter trail. Maybe 2 miles in all. I think it was good to get the bulk of the uphill hike over at the beginning. It's a good hike for listening to music as well as it helps drown out the sounds of nearby humans.
Great trail, but very short. I live on the Island, so I walk the trail several times a month. There's several ways to get to the top with varying difficulties. The south side with the switchbacks is the most difficult and it's not an easy hike, but if you want a workout....
If you want to make the hike last a little longer, start at the West Point parking lot. The trail heads towards Deception Pass and you get a nice view of the water as you walk. Then you'll reach the bridge and start hiking up Goose Rock which ever route you choose.
Great trail along the edge of the pass with some super views. There a a couple of climb/crawl areas to maneuver, but otherwise a fairly easy, well-marked, shorter hike. It's a small effort to the summit but totally worth it!
Beautiful trails with views to match. A little bit of a incline but worth the extra effort.
Took the back way up which I believe is a "harder" route. Overall a quick and easy trail with a nice view. As always clear days are best.
Short and easy hike. Best sunrise view on Whidbey Island!
great trail sweet view at the top