Oyster Dome Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Burlington, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from May until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From the south, take the Larrabee State Park/Chuckanut Drive exit off of I-5 (exit 231) and drive just past the 10 mile post on Chuckanut Drive (SR 11) and park on the paved, wide place on the west shoulder. From Bellingham, take exit 250 and drive south on SR 11 about 12 miles to the paved right shoulder. There probably will be a string of parked cars, and there isn't much room, so come early. The Pacific Northwest Trailhead is on the east side of the highway.
popular trail and very busy on the weekends. Leaves you huffing and puffing, but worth the view once at the top
Straight up and straight down, it'll leave you huffing and puffing and then running all the way back down. Took me 2hrs up and 1:30hr down. i started at 12 and had lots of traffic on the trail and at the dome. Really great overall but prep your knees and bring your poles!
Beautiful. Steep at the end but felt great and doable
Nice views of Samish Bay and Skagit farmland.
Great hike. Great spot for a solo hike.
Great training trail for backpacking with best lunch spot around. Also good camping at Lizard and Lilly lakes. Best lunch spot anywhere!
love this trail, definitely have encountered tougher ones but moderatly difficult!
Beautiful hike.....steep but beautiful!!! Busy trail. Lots of passing other hikers. Super hike with amazing views to look at while resting and enjoying lunch. I would love to see the sunset from here.
Without stopping for breaks or pictures it took me 1.5 hours up. Top was pretty busy with babies and dogs and was during a week day. Overall hike was worth the 7 ish (not 5) miles. Legs are def feeling it.
Great hike. Got there at 10:15 am and glad we did - we passed more than 50 people on the way down, so the oyster dome would have been very crowded if we had started at noon.
This is a 7 mile out and back not 5 mile. Took us 1:45 up and 1:15 back. Spectacular views at the dome! Highly recommended.