Explore the most popular birding trails near Eastsound with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Worth every step. Did it the first time soon after the reserve was created and several times since.

My wife and I hiked this trail last week and loved it. The beginning of the hike was more of an uphill climb than we had expected but was not difficult because it followed a seldom-used road. The two lookouts along the way were well worth the short detour. The second half of the trip was much better. It snaked through the woods on a much narrower, but well-maintained trail. We had expected the trail to head directly up to Orcas Knob but instead we found ourselves hiking down for quite a ways before heading up close to the end of the trail. The view from Orcas Knob was gorgeous and, with few people up at the top it was very peaceful.
The signage was a bit confusing. At the point where the road changes into a hiking-only trail the sign says, "Turtlehead Overlook 1.1 mi."(see photo) We expected a sign that said "Orcas Knob." so weren't sure we were going the right direction. Once we reached the end of the trail we found the sign identifying the overlook as "Orcas Knob."

walking
2 months ago

Pet-friendly and an easy enough walk for even the most avid couch potato. From the car park off Mount Constitution Road, it's a leisurely 10-minute walk to Cascade Falls. We took the upper trail first, which has a pretty good down grade in certain areas then took the lower trail that runs along the creek on the return trip stopping at Rustic Falls as well. There are four falls on this loop trail, but we only had time to catch two. There are wood steps leading to the lower falls. Once you get to the lower falls area, there is a small foot bridge to cross the creek. Beautiful spot for photographs. There are no barriers preventing you from going right up to the falls, and if it's a hot day, from cooling off. The creek itself isn't very deep...mostly ankle to mid-calf. At the time we went, there were a number of tree trunks that had fallen across the small ravine allowing us to sit and enjoy the quiet serenity of the 12-foot waterfall. This trail connects to the Cascade Lake trail and the trail to Mount Pickett.

Great for kids!

hiking
4 months ago

A perfect 30 min hike with an infant

hiking
4 months ago

Love it. We boat to Sucia and dedicate a half day from fossil bay and back. Great views and lovely gravel beach. We love kayaking the little bay and it has mooring buoys for a more secluded spot than echo bay.

Clearly marked trails. Quick reward with a waterfall accessed easily.

i was looking for a relatively quick hike that my daughter and I could do while my other daughter had a pedicure with her grandmother. This was a great pick. The right up says 5.9 miles but the signs on the trail suggest 5.2 or so. As shown it does not go to the summit of Turtleback Mountain but rather the Orcas Knobb overlook on Turtlehead. i did not realize this at first so I was a bit confused. However given our time, this was a great hike and I really enjoyed the views from Orcas Head. The hike is relatively easy with some steep parts on the road section but nothing too hard. My daughter who dislikes ascents with a passion didnt even whine too much.

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8 months ago

Super easy and enjoyable hike. Multiple booming waterfall along the way.

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Sweet trail, you will not be disappointed! Around every corner is a new treasure of a view! Not a long or technical trail but an enjoyable experience of Gods creation! Put this on your bucket list

Friday, July 07, 2017

great hike added this and sunrise rock and cascade lake loop. fun day

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Great trail 4 falls!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Absolutely beautiful, could stay here all day. Quick walk to the falls from the road. Several different trail to venture on if you wanted to hike.

paddle sports
Thursday, January 12, 2017

If you don't have this on your bucket list of sea kayaking destinations, your missing out.

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