Oyster Dome Trail

MODERATE 457 reviews
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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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1781 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

bugs

muddy

rocky

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.

hiking
5 days ago

.... a steady uphill climb is rewarded with a spectacular view out over Bellingham Bay with the rugged silhouette of vancouver island as the backdrop .. ..

5 days ago

never disappoints...lots of people today both young and old. love to see them all out!

hiking
7 days ago

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hiked around 10am yesterday. trail was great. couple spots of light mud and water but with good balance your shoes won't get dirty.

hiking
18 days ago

They have revised the Trail with more switchbacks which makes it not so much straight up On a clear day, the hike is worth for the beautiful views. On a rainy day, it’s the journey that counts. You have good ascents with small waterfalls either the creek crossings and ferns to brighten the way. If you have time and the strength, head on to Lily and Lizard Lakes. It’s beautiful on that side of Blanchard.

27 days ago

Stunning views!! Keep your dog on a leash as there are some pretty gnarly cliffs

hiking
30 days ago

So beautiful views! Will definitely be back here again late spring / early summer. Easy hike only a few steep spots on the way up.

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of my favorites. Great work out, beautiful views.

hiking
1 month ago

hard as a not very in shape hiker but worth the view!

1 month ago

Fab!

1 month ago

New to hiking in WA, did this hike and found it to be kinda difficult bc of the consistent steepness of the trail. But the view is definitely worth it. And it’s downhill the whole way back. I would recommend to people who are up for a challenge

hiking
2 months ago

Did it in the rain and shower. I didn't realize that I actually love hiking in cold weather.

2 months ago

Beautiful hike for winter time. Easy to moderate. Will do again.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiking partner thought it was more difficult than moderate but I thought moderate was a good rating. Very pretty at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Great Hike, Bring lots of water.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Very cool climb but starts pretty steep! Bad part is dogs are not picked up after. Messy

3 months ago

Great trail. Very pretty hike. It took longer than expected with kids so I would recommend bringing lots of water and snacks for kids under 10

trail running
3 months ago

amazing hike...but use caution when running the trail...broke my wrist in 2 places..surgery required...3 staples in my eyebrow....cuts and bruises....all is well and will hike and run it again...ALL MY FAULT for running to fast.

3 months ago

It was doable in the rain because it was mostly covered with trees. Even with clouds and rain we could still decipher the islands from the land once we got to the top. I bet this would be beautiful on a sunny clear day.

4 months ago

Awesome trail. Awesome views.

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