Cranberry Lake is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Camano Island, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.1 miElevation gain183 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestLakeViewsWildflowersBugsMuddyFee
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The Discover Pass is required for vehicular entrance to this park. An Annual Pass costs $30 and a Day Pass is $10. Begin at Cama Beach State Park. The trail to Cranberry Lake is gentle and well- groomed. At the West end of the lake a weaker trail continues along the North edge allowing a bit more travel. Visitors can then head South on the Cross Island Trail to the edge of Camano State Park.

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Scott Pate
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Nice trail and very easy.

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Jen M
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Sean Ayles
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Chizuko Heyer
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It was a nice rainy day hike. I was lucky it was only drizzling for the most part of the hike. Very few people and dog encounter. Though one of the two dogs I saw was off leash and when i first saw it moving under a tree I thought it was some kind of wildlife. please keep dogs on leash!

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Jana Copeland
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Susan Williams
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Great. Shade. Simple. Lake at end.

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Kathie Nesci
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Hiking

lovely trail. nicely wooded spaces. the lake is wonderful, but that's really it. it's mostly just a nice walk in the woods.

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Julie Germano
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JY D
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Lots of shed on trail. Lake not worth it in summer.

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taryn alston
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the hike was calming and large pathway. was not a hike, was more of a walk. it was sunny out today, so the frogs were jumping from lily pad to lily pad. we saw a few people on our walk. parking was packed. great hike :)

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Angela Ewen
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the directions suck and doesn't take you there

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Becky LeBright
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Pretty short and easy chill trail with a pond/lake/bog at the end full of clear water and beautiful bird songs.

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Kytra Moody
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One star only because there is literally everything else to do but this trail. It is well maintained, but so are all the other trails. And the other trails offer way more beautiful views. Don’t waste your time. Find a trail along the beach or something.

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Michelle Davey
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Hiking

An easy walk, lovely on the hot day we were there, lots of shade. I was a little disappointed with the “lake” at the end, mostly because we had brought lunch and imagined finding a spot to sit and eat and enjoy the view, but there really is nowhere to sit down, the trail just ends at the water edge. However, we spotted a Great Blue Heron, a Belted Kingfisher, and many Cedar Waxwings, so that was cool. On the way back out we saw three Pileated Woodpeckers, very cool.

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Cynthia Lien
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A wooded very easy walk. Very few bugs when we went which was nice. The marsh itself is quite pretty and I got some nice photos of the pond Lilly’s that are just beginning to bloom, a bull frog and dragon flies. The walk from the parking lot at Cama beach to Cranberry (Lake), really a large marsh is only about 2.3 miles and that included a walk down to the beach and back after we finished going to Cranberry Lake. I’m not sure where the 4.5 miles stated is coming unless they include the walk to Ivy trail and then the cross trail to the Camano State Park.

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Jen Streat
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Hiking

Family hike. Easy, well maintained trail. Kinda disappointed with the lake at the end of the trail. It is a pretty spot.

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Rachael Rothenberger
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Hiking

Easy, well-kept, beautiful trail! Doable for kids, too. Bring the bug spray! There were lots of berries along the trail, too. I wasn't sure I'd be able to get my family to leave since they kept stopping for more berries, even though they were still tart.

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Jennifer Loerke
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Went up to cranberry lake the trail was nice and dry and easy to get to. Once you got to the lake the bugs were horrible!! Next time will bring bug spray. Besides the bugs it was a nice little hike.

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Miles Graydon
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It’s a nice easy trail and light traffic. I would give higher rating but its not all old growth forest and I’m spoiled by some of the other Washington trails.

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micheal Atchison
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easy hike, very peaceful. big beaver pond at the end

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Kristine Budnick
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Just did a little bit of the trail. It was quiet, easy and peaceful!

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Tina Manning
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Michael Winters
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Robert Nations
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Wil Holder
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Rosemary Sutton
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Mark Erickson
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Rick Peterson
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Jaden Allen
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Amanda Galvez
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