Looking for a great trail near Eastsound, Washington? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve Of Canada, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Eastsound ranging from 2.4 to 6.8 miles and from 16 to 1,489 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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muddy
18 days ago

Great short hikes. The hills for some of the hike are a bit more moderate but still a decently easy.

Great views once you get to the final overlook! Highly recommended on a clear day anytime of year!

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blowdown
muddy
1 month ago

Did this hike in late summer. Absolutely gorgeous hike to the top. We happened to pick a day that no one else was there which made the top so enjoyable for a relaxing lunch. Wonderful panoramic views in nearly all directions of the surrounding islands.

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bugs
4 months ago

Not really a view, but a nice hike nonetheless after a 3 hour commute via I-5 and the Ferry.

A beautiful hike with many fun discoveries. It makes a five mile loop if you keep going around.

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5 months ago

East hike, very pretty waterfalls. Was not very crowded.

Good hike recommend turtleback head trail great views!

This is the best trail and has the best views of any hike on Orcas Island. The views from Orcas Knob are spectacular, from S to NW and (from Waldron Overlook) N. There is no place I’d rather be than seated on the Knob on a sunny afternoon, overlooking the San Juans and Gulf Islands. The first 2/3 of the hike up are along an old logging road and the last mile (the Turtlehead/Orcas Knob Trail) is through thick forest on a beautiful path. Waldron Overlook is very shady and (like Orcas Knob) has stupendous views, and is a great spot for lunch or a break.

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muddy
6 months ago

Great trail! Took South Trail to Ship’s Peak and then looped it back to our car via the Lost Oak Trail. Took us 1 hour. Will return to take the Lost Oak Trail toward the North Trail.

Best first hike in Washington. what a way to start. Beautiful views. Took Lost Oak up and South Trail back. 2.5 hours with awesome views.

Not on this map but stop off at Waldron lookout before heading up to to the loop. Great views!

Sweet trail. Views are spectacular, granted we were there on a sunny day. Did the South Trail to Ship Peak and back via Lost Oak Trail. Steep in some sections but manageable, we are both 67. Highly recommend this trail

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7 months ago

Nice short waterfall trail. Best picture comes from crossing the bridge at the bottom of the stream after the falls and then rock hopping closer

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8 months ago

Easy trail. Sunny day. Beautiful moss, old growth timber and small waterfalls along the same creek bed

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over grown
8 months ago

Great hike. Moderately steep in places. Great views of Orcas Island bays, Olympics, Vancouver Island, and islands and bays in between. Trail was in great condition in late March.

The views are stunning on the south trail. The incline isn’t bad but we traveled counter clock wise the first loops and clock wise from the ridge trail. Snow on the second loop, about 6 inches deep but very manageable. All views were first 2 miles Next time we plan on starting from the north end trail, never saw the falls mentioned in pictures above

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rocky
snow
10 months ago

Feb 17, 2019: Trail is snow covered, traction would've been nice but it wasn't impossible. The first mile and a half or so up the old road is mostly uneventful minus two side trails to viewpoints, and in snow it was one step forward half step back the whole way, which got old real quick. The first viewpoint provides nice views of the rest of Orcas Island, the second viewpoint gives a nice glimpse of islands and water north. Beyond the second viewpoint the trail finally leaves the road and meanders through moss covered trees and picturesque forest, eventually giving way to the gorgeous views from the knob.

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snow
11 months ago

Feb 17, 2019: Microspikes would've been nice to have; we wish we hadn't left ours back home! The snow is not gone yet and looks like it be around for a while longer. While it's not impossible without, traction would be very helpful as the snow is trampled, smooth, and slick. This loop has multiple waterfalls which are nice but what makes this hike amazing are the numerous massive trees along the way.

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snow
11 months ago

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Sun Jan 20 2019

Perfect kid hike, that even my 3 year old could do. Easy access to several waterfalls!

Did the Lost Oak trail to the hitching post at Center Trail and back to parking lot. It was a bit tough for me & my 7-yo, but the views, trees, and lovely solitude helped her to prevail and made it worthwhile. R/t was 2h,45m with a lot of stops. The spouse & teen made easy work of it. Wish we could've done the entire loop, but for the time we had, it was great!

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

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