Oyster Dome Trail

MODERATE 410 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and backpacking 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
2053 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

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.

1 day 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.

2 days ago

Awesome trail. Awesome views.

5 days ago

Third time hiking this trail, it's always a little difficult for me but definitely worth it for the views at the top!

6 days ago

Difficult but do able if you set your mind to it. The view is worth the hard work you put in.

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18 days ago

pretty steep at first and rocky but levels out to give your legs and break ! really nice hike even for the beginner!!

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25 days ago

Great little hike with beautiful views at the overlook at the top and good food in the area. Steep enough for a good workout.

27 days ago

Went on a sunny Saturday in September, so it was fairly busy, but ran into a lot of very respectful hikers. Lots of dogs on the trail, but most were leashed or had full voice control. I think we figured out the full hike was more like 7.5 miles and it starts off at a pretty steep incline. The view from the top is so worth it though!

28 days ago

28 days ago

Not bad at all, I was a little worried before I went out. Great trail easy to navigate these view is worth it all.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

BEAUTIFUL view!