Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Mount Erie Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great loop trail with some beautiful and interesting landscape,equal amounts of ups and downs with some steeper sections as well. Parts of the trail are very rocky and covered in leaves right now, so watch your step you can't see what's underneath the vegetation! Some sections were also very wet and muddy . If you're not familiar with this area you definitely need a map, there are lots of intersecting trails! We used the alltrail map and a couple times we weren't sure if we turned the right way! A very nice mountain biker pointed us in the right direction ,thank you for that! Really enjoyed this Trail, only came across one other person ,the mountain biker, we took our time and clocked about 13 km.It took us about four and a half hours with a good lunch break at the lake.

We just did the Sugarloaf loop of this and it was great. Beautiful view at the top!

Great trail. A little steep to run the whole thing, but worth it. Amazing views. Keep your phone with the trail with you.

hiking
1 month ago

There are a lot of trails in this area it’s well worth the time to explore and enjoy. The lake was beautiful. This trail to the lake is easy, I passed a couple with a stroller on the trail. It gets narrow towards the end of the lake.

Beautiful views but even with the map, had a hard time with navigation. Some parts of the trail were overgrown and it was hard to know if we were still on the trail at times.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely little hike. The lake is clear and so is the trail. Nice warm up for our week of hiking in the Cascades.

good trail, but lots of side trails to get you turned around on your plan but most connect back on

good for a quick burn

hiking
2 months ago

Comfortable easy hike. Well shaded with nice views of Whistle lake. Hiked mid week in mid Sept. Not many hikers & a couple of Mt bikers.

short hard hike. beautiful view. great trail to train on after work.

Good trail. We had our 3 kids ages 9,7, and 3 with us.

This literally combines 2 hikes in one. Head right at the beginning of the loop and you will head steeply uphill to Sugarloaf for a gorgeous view of the Puget Sound, southern San Juan islands, and the Olympics. From there you can also see your next destination, the 2 towers across the way, atop Mt. Erie. Dropping down from Sugarloaf, you actually pop out onto the road and stroll a little ways on pavement to the trailhead of the Mt Erie hike. Up you go again! The view that awaits is amazing and offers great spots for taking it all in over snacks. The loop then drops you steadily down from Mt. Erie and draws a lazy circle through the woods, along the base of Sugarloaf back to your point of origin. Thankfully, the last 1.5 miles are the easiest and bring you past some immense old growth trees. Be sure to keep an eye on the map for this hike as there are many off-shooting trails that could have you wandering off course. I also wish i had brought my binoculars for this one.

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained trail with clear signage and many lake access points. I highly recommend facing the 30 foot high cliffs towards the end of the loop if you’re brave enough. Bring a towel and swimsuit to enjoy the lake.

My wife and I are on a road trip and hike everyday and de used to stop here. The trail is in perfect condition. The scenery in the woods is stunning! Well definitely be back.

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bugs
3 months ago

Pretty easy, some step up hills. Make sure to download the map as the trails are hard to navigate. Good views from the top of both peaks

Not easily marked. We took the 215 to Erie Summit then walked the road back down.

Definitely would go again! It does have a few stretches that are a straight shot uphill with no switchbacks, but it wasn't too grueling a hike, even for someone out of shape like me. Great view at the top as well.

hiking
3 months ago

swimming was a great addition

hiking
3 months ago

Oof, we had an encounter with some yellow jackets on the south end trail of Whistle Lake and ended up with 10 stings between the 4 of us. There are trails all around you can take to avoid that part but bring a map because it’s not well signed.

Very short, easy trail. I would not call it a moderate. Easy access off the road. Make sure you read the map and plan your route before you enter the trail.

I would rate this hike as hard for someone who is out of shape like me. it was straight up for some time. Hiking to Mt. Erie was rocky and lots of raised tree roots. So watch your footing. The view at the top was beautiful and worth the aches and pains I will feel tomorrow. Lots of dogs on the trail, happy to see all of them on a leash. Did see lots of dog poop on side of trail though. Porta potty up at the top of Erie. Also watch out for broken glass up at the top going towards the viewing area.

a bit buggy, but was a beautiful day for the hike. lookout was amazing. will do again!

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked 7-8-2019.. well kept trail. Lake was beautifil and clean.. mosquitoes were bad. Wear bug spray! And trail 205 leaving the lake there was an underground nest of yellow jackets.. they swarmed us. Started burrowing into the dogs fur.. had to run back to the lake to dunk the dog..one person got stung. Found some inside our sleeves. Just beware.. but overall great trail.

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blowdown
private property
4 months ago

Pretty good trail overall. some good hills to climb. a couple of trees down on the southern end.

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