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Whistle Lake Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Anacortes, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 498 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

walking

bird watching

running

beach

forest

lake

wild flowers

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muddy
1 day ago

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muddy
rocky
14 days ago

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muddy
2 months ago

A little muddy, nice quick round the pond loop. Views of lake about 30% of the time. Would be a solid trail run trail.

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muddy
2 months ago

Nice easy hike. Not marked well. I recommend having the map of the hike with you.

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blowdown
muddy
3 months ago

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muddy
3 months ago

muddy
4 months ago

Done 28th Nov - cold weather but relatively dry - some patches of mud. Really interesting trail with some ups and downs to get the blood moving - followed the trail as recommended but next time might try some diversions. 5.9km in 1:24. Only saw 2 people right at the start of the trail; then no one until the end.

hiking
5 months ago

There are a lot of trails in this area it’s well worth the time to explore and enjoy. The lake was beautiful. This trail to the lake is easy, I passed a couple with a stroller on the trail. It gets narrow towards the end of the lake.

hiking
6 months ago

Lovely little hike. The lake is clear and so is the trail. Nice warm up for our week of hiking in the Cascades.

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6 months ago

Comfortable easy hike. Well shaded with nice views of Whistle lake. Hiked mid week in mid Sept. Not many hikers & a couple of Mt bikers.

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7 months ago

Well maintained trail with clear signage and many lake access points. I highly recommend facing the 30 foot high cliffs towards the end of the loop if you’re brave enough. Bring a towel and swimsuit to enjoy the lake.

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bugs
7 months ago

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8 months ago

swimming was a great addition

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8 months ago

Oof, we had an encounter with some yellow jackets on the south end trail of Whistle Lake and ended up with 10 stings between the 4 of us. There are trails all around you can take to avoid that part but bring a map because it’s not well signed.

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8 months ago

Hiked 7-8-2019.. well kept trail. Lake was beautifil and clean.. mosquitoes were bad. Wear bug spray! And trail 205 leaving the lake there was an underground nest of yellow jackets.. they swarmed us. Started burrowing into the dogs fur.. had to run back to the lake to dunk the dog..one person got stung. Found some inside our sleeves. Just beware.. but overall great trail.

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9 months ago

another fun and beautiful hike with dog and nephew...watch for roots so you don't trip

Fun family day trail walking. Just kept it around Whistle Lake this time. With an 8 YO it took about an 1hour and 55 minutes.

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10 months ago

*very popular lake destination for the young folk on a hot day. *we improvised routes and left the crowded area behind to check out mt. sugar cube and another high spot that was called sugar something, then took various trails out to heart lake and back, which made an awesome afternoon! * lots of water along the way for the dogs. *really nice, cool, and forested destination for a hot day.

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rocky
10 months ago

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Sat Mar 16 2019

This was a great easy hike with my 8 year old. Not too difficult yet not just a flat trail either. It wasn’t the most exciting hike but with a family it is as good as it gets!

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Sun Mar 10 2019

Good day hike with lots of optional routes to make it short or long. Great workout without being exhausted. Worth the drive for f you’re not from the area.

Thu Jan 17 2019

very beautiful lake and not a lot of people. I did end up taking a side trail that I didn't mean to but it was still a good hike.

Thu Dec 27 2018

Great trail with a lot of variety. A must do while on the island!

Mon Apr 02 2018

Nice easy trail. we will be back to fish soon.

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Fri Mar 30 2018

nice little loop with many side trails. we will be back to fish the laske with the kids.

Wed Mar 21 2018

This was a beautiful hike. There is a great variety of things to see. I enjoyed the undulating terrain. We had a group consisting of young & old who found it to be slightly challenging at a few points but was easily overcome with little assistance and rest periods. I like that there are many different modalities that were able to participate as well as the multiple different routes that were available. I found walking sticks useful it help me over the rocks and roots. Highly recommend!

Sat Mar 17 2018

Great day with kids and BFFs. Not to hot not to cold, very little mud!

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Sun Jan 21 2018

Moderate! Lot of up and downs. Beautiful, saw only one other person. You need this app. To remain on course!!!!! Lots of trails!!

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