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Tommy Thompson Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Anacortes, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 59 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Walking Running River Views Wild flowers
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Wheelchair accessible except for up to Cap Sante point.

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Sherry McCune
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Walking

Completely paved trail, well utilized by walkers, bicyclists, skateboarders and strollers. Nice leisurely walk with my dog. A seal popped his head up and we had a stare-down for a few minutes before he submerged again. Very enjoyable.

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Cassandra Hall
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HikingGreat!
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Jacquelyn Owens
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WalkingGreat!

Walked this trail this morning - quite beautiful and peaceful. We saw three seals fishing in the bay. a little busy with walkers and dog, but plenty of room to spread out.

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Steve Rogers
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RunningGreat!

This is my daily running path! I live this trail because it is nicely paved, clean, maintained and double wide. There is even an elderly lady that walks the trail with a shell sweeper that looks like a lawn mower to keep the path shell free! Great wildlife, flora, and tons of water views!

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Dan Denton
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Road bikingGreat!
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Natasha Vega
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Good walking trail. better if we biked or had roller blades. Decent view and just overall a good place to get outside.

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Milo L
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Running

Perfect paved trail that’s for walking, running, biking, and long boarding. Most of the trail is along the water too.

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Jennifer Farmer
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Walking

Great out and back trail, lots of room on trail. Not a lot of shade and can get HOT. GREAT views of water and trees on way back.

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Roger Robertson
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HikingFloodedPrivate property
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Alex Reyes
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Running

great trail for a nice walk and to enjoy the day. nothing crazy of a walk. overall great walk. 10/10

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Kari Powell
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Hiking

Do not use the trailhead marker on the AllTrails map. That spot is all private property with no parking. (Disregard star rating, did not walk it since I couldn’t park)

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Rachael Vaniski
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Hiking

Meh. I wouldn't call this a hiking trail. It's concrete, not dirt & very industrial. The refinery is in view most of the way. It's paved, so would be nice for those who need that. Otherwise, I would skip it.

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Michele Carter
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Walking

Very well kept up paved trail. Lots of birds and sea life to view.

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C Slug
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Hiking

Sunday got here at 9:30 AM. we mistakenly parked at Anthony's, but we're going back at 11 so nobody noticed. took with my two shepherds. the old one tired out at the Friendship bench so we had to turn around. overall it was quiet. we took our time. would try it again

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Aaron Home
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Hiking

Hidalgo Bay RV resort East.

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Michelle Johnson
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Hiking

Easy paved trail to walk or ride a bike. Pretty walking overlooking the water. Nice views!

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Tiffany Garey
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Hiking

Great flat trail for running. Beautiful views.

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Paulina Bradley
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Hiking

First time on this trail with my dog. Gorgeous Spring Day. We hiked the entire trails and to downtown Anacortes. We did about 7 miles. Amazing water views and Mount Baker in the distance. This place is great for all kinds, walking/hiking, skating, biking.

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Mary Jo Wells
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nice and flat for us older people. like the view from the bridge

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Zachary Schwab
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Walking

Great walk for the whole family. There is even a portapotty by the rv Park if someone needs to go. Lots of benchs along the way, placed in ideal locations for the best views.

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Lenka Vozková
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Walking

We took a half of this trail. We parked the car on RV park, there is a parking place for walkers. This trail is super cool for inline skating, but I didnt see any. In our country is in line skating very popular and this trail would be full of people. We also saw a seals and from this trail you see the Baker mt. and the industrial park (rafinery). A star minus, you hear a noise from the road.

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Kate Tater
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Road biking

Busy in the morning time. Super easy.

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Charlane Sullivan
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Walking

Nice easy peaceful place to walk.

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Pam Longworth
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Walking

Love this! In the summer you can even stop and pick blackberries. Great walk, run, bike, or scooter with the kids.

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Ramon Reyes
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Road biking

I an my wife biked on this several times and we loved it. It is just a short trail but nice and flat.

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Charlane Sullivan
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It is just a beautiful trail❤️ Love how peaceful it is

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Steve Wild
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Great running trail!

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Bill Poindexter
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Walking
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This is a great scenic walk. I have both biked it and walked it this past weekend. The distance listed for the trail says 1 mile but this is incorrect and it is much longer than that. It is also named the Tommy Thompson Trail and not Tommy's trail. Signs all say Thompson Trail It is 2.0 miles from 34th St to March Point Rd and it is 3.3 miles from Anthony's to Marrch Point, 4.0 miles from Cap Sante Point.. Great views of Fidalgo Bay and Mount Baker when the Weather is clear. Opportunities to see eagles, all sorts of sea birds and even on rare occasions a sea otter. Great for bike riding, walking, and running. Has Public rest room just north of the roundabout at 22nd St and a porta-potty at the RV Park. Great for the family and easily wheelchair accessible except for up to Cap Sante point. A nice little 4 mile out and back from 34th ST to March Point and back.

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Hugh Damon
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