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

hiking
1 month ago

Spectacular view, very peaceful...

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail through the forest. Rewarded with spectacular views.

hiking
2 months ago

The majority of the trail and the destination are wonderful. No complaints there. My issue lies with the poor signage leading to the trail itself. The parking lot is probably .5 miles, though a private residential neighborhood, before reaching the trailhead. Very poorly marked but a great walk once you find the start.

hiking
3 months ago

Very easy, good for a nice stroll near the water

hiking
3 months ago

Easy, quick hike with amazing views of the San Juan islands, mountains, and water.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike with great a great view at the top of the mountain. Lots of deer and a few raccoons.

Short and absolutely beautiful.

Short and to the point, literally. Great for seeing some sweet, sweet marine life. Whale spray, sea otters and if you’re lucky, not a lot of humans. Get to the trailhead by bike if you’re doing it right and take your lunch out to the flat rocks to enjoy the peace and quiet.

hiking
8 months ago

Super fun! Amazing views to. Perfect for everyone.

hiking
8 months ago

Some of the best views on the island are from this point. I'd definitely suggest coming for sunrise!

Excellent hike through woods which takes you near the bay to Iceberg point and back. Kid friendly

We took the main trail part of the way up, then veered off on a secondary trail that was pretty steep. When we reached the top the views were spectacular of Garrett Bay and distant Canadian islands. We took the main trail on the return and it was well graded and wide for an easy descent. This included a spur trail for a side trip to the military cemetery. Mostly the deaths were due to drowning or unknown causes. We also went to the Visitor Center for some great insight on the history of the area.

hiking
Sun Aug 05 2018

I would rate this as an Easy hike. There are no elevation changes to speak of. Nice forest trail if you need something out of the sun on a warm day. Goes past the dinghy dock on Garrison Bay where boaters come to shore. There is a spur to Bell Point (marked by small sign) about half way around the trail; at the Point you can look out to Wescott Bay and climb down to the shore if you like. There is a short section along the east portion that looks like an old cart path which is very lovely when the sun shines through the trees; almost like a fairy tale woodland path. In the spring, we have seen carpets of small white flowers here.

This place is beautiful!!! If you’re visiting Lopez island you must go here. We took amazing pictures. The “hike” there took us like 15-20 minutes with our 2 year old.

Wed Aug 01 2018

Great trail from the English camp. Perfect for terrific views of SJI and into Canada.

hiking
Thu Jul 26 2018

Trail was well maintained and very easy to walk on. Make sure you bring your binoculars! There are great views of harbor seals and bald eagles from the overlook at the end of the hike.

Sat Jul 14 2018

Nice payoff for a shorter hike - 180 vantage point at top.

Short and sweet! Well maintained trail and beautiful views of the bay.

hiking
Thu Jun 28 2018

This is more of a nature walk than a hike. But the view of the Olympic Peninsula was wonderful!

hiking
Thu Jun 28 2018

Very easy and quick hike for an outstanding view! A highlight of our trip!

walking
Fri May 25 2018

Beautiful beach! No one else was there when we visited so it was very peaceful. Short walk but worth the trip.

mountain biking
Tue May 22 2018

One of the best trips of my life was when my little brother and I took our bicycles to the island and road around for three days, camping along the ocean.

on Bell Point Loop Trail

hiking
Wed Feb 21 2018

hiking
Mon Jan 01 2018

My wife and I loved this short hike! Very pretty, super easy. Gorgeous view of the Olympics on a clear day

hiking
Thu Dec 28 2017

having grown-up on SJI this short hike was a part of my child-hood, youth and now I love taking my kids up there and boring them about how "when I was your age my mom would snap a photo of me on that very same madrona tree" -- the good memories this place resurrects match the peacefulness of the setting -- looking west out over the straights, over the southern tip of Vancouver island -- or, make the trip up before sunset and watch the big orange ball plunge into the sea -- then have fun finding your way down the trail beneath the towering fir -- always a good fun walk

short but sweet views of sound.

hiking
Wed Oct 18 2017

Not much of a hike more of a walk but beautiful views and some of the clearest waters I’ve ever seen in Washington

Great views!

Mon Jul 24 2017

great 1mi hike. pretty much straight up and straight down. there is a lookout most the way up which is great but don't forget to continue to the top.

Beautiful views and a peaceful walk.

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