Oyster Dome Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Burlington, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from May until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From the south, take the Larrabee State Park/Chuckanut Drive exit off of I-5 (exit 231) and drive just past the 10 mile post on Chuckanut Drive (SR 11) and park on the paved, wide place on the west shoulder. From Bellingham, take exit 250 and drive south on SR 11 about 12 miles to the paved right shoulder. There probably will be a string of parked cars, and there isn't much room, so come early. The Pacific Northwest Trailhead is on the east side of the highway.
Moderately easy hike with great views at the top. Very, very busy on this rare sunny March PNW day! The trail was very muddy in places, and certain spots it was difficult to cross with water running over the trail. I'd highly recommend wearing waterproof shoes or hiking boots!
Great view and challenging hike
Beautiful views. Steady steepness, but it was great.
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Find your Local Legislators here:
Talking Points/More info:
House Capital Budget Committee Chair:
Rep. Steve Tharinger
314 John L. O'Brien Building
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504
Senate Ways & Means Capital Budget Chair:
Sen. Jim Honeyford
112 Irv Newhouse Building
PO Box 40415
Olympia, WA 98504
Fax: (360) 786 - 1999
popular trail and very busy on the weekends. Leaves you huffing and puffing, but worth the view once at the top