Fort Ebey State Park, a 645-acre camping park on Whidbey Island, was originally built as a coastal defense fort in World War II. Concrete platforms mark the gun locations. The park has three miles of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a freshwater lake for fishing, and miles of hiking and biking trails.

nice easy hike!! very beautiful and love the views from the woods to the bluffs

You are able to hike for about 35 miles on this trail system without seeing the same trail. Deer, coyote, woodpeckers, bald eagles are present here. This is a great trail for interval training as there are elevation gains. You can either park in the state park with a daily fee or an annual park pass or park at trail heads for free outside of the park.

Super fun hike! It was exciting because it kept changing a long the way and felt like a few separate hikes. We had kids and a dog and all went well. The kids loved the bunkers. We took a stroller which I DO NOT recommend. Way too bumpy and steep at parts to maneuver the stroller. If you have a child 3 or under, I recommend a backpack instead of stroller. Overall, Super fun!!!

8 months ago

Really great trail! Pick a day where it’s sunny and clear out so you can really enjoy the views from
the bluffs. Take your time and explore the bunkers along the way. We brought our dog and he loved the trail—he’s older and the soft dirt/sand were good on his paws.

Loved this trail! My 1st trail in Washington and the view at the end of the hike was awesome! Def worth visiting.

Went there on a rental Trek... it had switchbacks that were challenging to me

Trails are in good condition. Muddy and slippery in some spots, but it's the pnw in winter.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Leisurely stroll. Good for dogs. Really cool bunkers/hideouts

on Fort Ebey State Park Loop

Sunday, May 14, 2017

It a great trail. Beautiful views. We went in May nice weather.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fun spot to explore!! We mostly went on the bluff trail, and also checked out the small lake. Definitely check out the bunkers! Went during mid April, great weather!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Fun trail, well maintained, beautiful views, lots of signage, many parking areas. Toilets, great for all skill levels

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Great views!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Wasn't able to do much as we had a little one with us but from what I saw would be an excellent spot. Definitely going back to the whole thing!

Monday, October 10, 2016

First half is very easy, the further you go the more hills and the prettier. Last mile of the hike was so beautiful, it looked like a rainforest.

The Kettle Trails System is wonderful. There is a variety of trails. There are wide and flat trails that are for horses, bikes and people. Narrow curvey trails for bikes and people. And the narrow for people only. The trails went through ceders, into a fern valley, along the bluff and down along the shore.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

I didn't get to do all the trails but this place has a bit of everything. From beach to cedar deep woods, it is a beautiful hike. Some parts are a more moderate climb so be prepared for that, but it's a good mix of hike and level trails. I can't wait to try it again when we visit.

Monday, July 25, 2016

so fun! geocaches galore!!!

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Did a section of the Ebey and Kettles trails. Nice bluff views and deep woods hiking.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Wonderful place to spend a day. A little bit of everything, beach walk, wooded hike, bluffs, etc. Fun to watch families flying kites on the bluffs or take a quiet hike through the woods. All the trails are very easy hiking and dog friendly as long as they are leashed. Favorite hike on the island.

Friday, March 25, 2016

This park has countless trails. We go there all the time for years and still have not gone on all the trails. The beach trail is exciting and then you can just wonder off on one of the wood trails. Take your pick and have fun!

Friday, February 19, 2016

I grew up rambling through this park and to this day it remains one of my favorites. Great for family outings as it has plenty of picnicking spots and many of the trails are kid-friendly. There's a cool WWII bunker to explore and a gorgeous beach. There are many alternate trails so you rarely have to take the same route twice! Following the beach will connect you to Ebey's Landing State Park, which is always a fun little jaunt.

road biking
Monday, August 17, 2015

The fishing is fun, peaceful and the scenery is great!

mountain biking
23 days ago

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