Bowman Bay via Rosario Head Trail

EASY 43 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

1 day ago

hiking
3 days ago

Gorgeous views on a moderately-easy hike. This is one of our favorite hikes!

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful views, nice and easy distance. It's a fabulous hike and we highly recommend it.

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10 days ago

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1 month ago

Such a beautiful state park and great hikes with pull out points that are breathtaking. I spent hours just gazing upon the sea. The rangers at the research center have interpreted nature hikes at low tide. I was able to see sea stars, crabs, cucumbers and more! You can also rent kayaks and paddle boards.

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
3 months 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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3 months ago

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hiking
4 months 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.

6 months ago

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

7 months ago

8 months ago

Beautiful hike! Scenic views and fairly flat easy hiking!

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 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!