Bowman Bay via Rosario Head Trail

EASY 34 reviews

Bowman Bay via Rosario Head Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Anacortes, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
692 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
5 days ago

Found this hike on this app and I would have to say it was fantastic!!! It was an easy to moderate hike in some spots but definitely not bad! Really enjoyed all the views! Really thought it was a great hike for a beginner!

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10 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

An unbelievably scenic hike the whole route. Some brief climbs up and down, but quite easy overall. Lots of lovely spots for a picnic by the water.

3 months ago

Beautiful trail, well maintained, parking area and bathroom facilities. Great for all skill levels. Breathtaking views of the San Juan Islands.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Beautiful hike! Scenic views and fairly flat easy hiking!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

We walked from the Bowman parking lot to Rosario Beach for the tide pools-- WOW! The hike was mostly flat and smooth-- some great views and beautiful madrona trees. There's a rope that guides you through the tide pools to minimize foot trafftic through a delicate ecosystem. We saw all manner of sea vegetables and lots of urchins, tiny crabs, etc. The tide was coming in, so we didn't stay as long as we might have liked-- check the tide schedule online to plan your trip. What a treat for landlubbers like me!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing!! Great hike, perfect on a beautiful day for those that like to meditate. The views are stunning! I will go back many times, I'm sure of it..

9 months ago

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Friday, February 05, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Has some great views along the trail. Very busy in the summer. When the trail is rated easy, it is a little bit of a higher end easy, not just a little stroll. We took our Boston Terrier and Dachshund on the trail, some parts were a touch harder for them. This is a great trail to get started with if you are new to hiking or are a flatlander. A great view of Deception Pass. We saw a sea lion in a little cove, eagles, and a kite.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Right by the ocean, minimal incline, and a bunch of really beautiful places to sit and enjoy the beach and the forrest at the same time. If you're looking for privacy this isn't the place but that doesn't take anything away from what it has to offer in my opinion.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Spectacular views, and one of my favorite hikes. Having a said that I'm surprised by the the rating of easy! We cut through the middle of Rosario ducked south for the point(Amazing), and then took the trail to the north side of Rosario head. This part was a tiny trail that was exceptionally difficult for our kids and dog. Several areas where we thought we were lost because the trail was so tiny. Checked gps and we were o the right trail, but I would rate this portion as hard.

Amazing views makes this a must,but don't expect a flat easy path!