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Great little hike. Nice views of the bridge. We had read the previous reviews and did not attempt to hike around the perimeter. For families, you still need to watch little hikers near a few points along the edges.

trail running
3 days ago

I came to the mountain early (before the park was open) and used another entrance up the road. It has a lot of little trails to use with beautiful scenery. The top view is worth it. I was able to run most of it but near the top some of the trails got too steep to run. The main view is nice but if you follow the walking trail just left of the gazebo there is a nice rock to sit on and take in the view.

Beautiful casual hike but I don’t recommend trying to loop it. Next time we’ll stay on the main trail and hike it as an out and back. Everyone is right. It’s a poorly marked trail and can be frustrating if trying to loop.
Still worth it though!

moderate 2.2 miles up with a few spots to swim. water is warm. mosquitos are out. if you find a gray lululemon ballcap, you can keep it :)

very easy, but slightly steep going up. bring your bathing suits...saw many people enjoying the lake.

Car got broken into at the trailhead camping for one night. Good one night backpacking trip but not worth it if your car is gonna get broken into.

BEWARE!!! I parked for an hour and three minutes this afternoon and my window was busted when I got back to my car. Going to cost me hundreds of dollars for a shitty hike.

trail running
21 days ago

As a beginner to running I found the hills challenging but the trail was paved and simple for me to follow. Great views.

It was a nice little hike to and around the lake. My teenage daughter even enjoyed it, and had no problem keeping up.

hiking
25 days ago

Great hike. Way more of a challenge than we assumed. Should be ranked moderate not easy. Especially if you do the whole loop with the oyster dome view and carry a 25lb baby carrier. Steep in places and long. My tracker said 9.5 miles my husbands said 10. Beautiful nonetheless.

Easy, plenty of places to wander! Beautiful views

Beautiful views but terrible trail marking. We went clockwise around the loop, and somehow ended up going an extra mile up and down some rock scrambles that brought us to water and a cliff face about 3/4 around the loop. Oops. We had to back track. Would love if the park could mark the trail a bit better.

I’m not sure if I completely agree with this being super kid friendly- it was a LOT of fairly steep switchbacks on the way up. We had two five year olds with us, and they made it, but barely. The lake is cute, the trail is well-maintained.

This hike was great! If you are new to the PNW, then this can seem more of a hard hike than moderate. take water and a snack. I am in my 50's and moved here from Oklahoma. It was super hard on my first time but today was 4 months later and my 3rd time, much easier.
take hiking poles if you have bad knees or ankles.

Great hike to take with teens and tweens. Take the time to go to the overlook and take in the view of the San Juan Islands!

Many reviews mention the switchbacks, but they aren't difficult! the trails are relatively wide to allow others to pass while you take a quick breather, and there are even a few benches along the way. The lake is small and quiet with many places to sit down and have lunch. Very peaceful and pretty!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, minimal traffic and some great views. Good trail to prepare for harder ones!

Beautiful easy hiking nearby.

Lots of trail choices, very well maintained, and great view!

Beautiful hike with few people this morning. Sun came out on the southern point for a great view.

hiking
1 month ago

Be careful. If you try to go around the whole loop it gets too extreme on the north part of the Loop. I would recommend doing the southern half of the loop ie cut across the middle of the island. The trail on the app should be marked the same as the state park map. Definitely not moderate for the trail marked on the app. We had to back track and could not complete the trail as indicated on the app.

Was not expecting the steady steep incline on the way up but our 9 year old daughter had no problem with the hike up to and around Fragrance Lake and back down with a stop at the viewpoint.

Great views. Lots of cars today. We’d definitely go again.

pretty good incline for first 1.5 miles. beautiful overlook and pretty lakes to walk around.

Wonderful trail. Snuck off and hit the Secret Trail - kapow! Straight up fantastic elevation gain. Great trail.

trail running
2 months ago

Love all the trails!!! Really nice for short little hikes to do before you go on your most difficult hikes!! I am here almost everyday now!!! But be careful one of the wooden bridges on Nature Trail is broken. Only one of them though! Go here for your first time hiking and if you are want short hikes before your longer difficult hikes!!! A lot of nice people come here hiking! God bless you all and happy hiking!! Be safe in all you do!!

Challenging but beautiful views!

Nice morning hike. Saw an eagle, and enjoyed a private beach.

great hike as always !!!!

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