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



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2 months ago

We enjoyed the woods and seeing the deer! The moss around the base of the trees all around the water was beautiful. My wife and I loved the trail!

2 months ago

Great trails for seeing the natural beauty of the island. Everyone we met on the way was very friendly and helpful along the way. Would recommend these trails to anyone.

2 months ago

we were not able to go on the trail because dogs are not allowed. we were coming from Friday Harbor and signs stated it was biological preserve and no dogs allowed.

We took the main trail part of the way up, then veered off on a secondary trail that was pretty steep. When we reached the top the views were spectacular of Garrett Bay and distant Canadian islands. We took the main trail on the return and it was well graded and wide for an easy descent. This included a spur trail for a side trip to the military cemetery. Mostly the deaths were due to drowning or unknown causes. We also went to the Visitor Center for some great insight on the history of the area.

I would rate this as an Easy hike. There are no elevation changes to speak of. Nice forest trail if you need something out of the sun on a warm day. Goes past the dinghy dock on Garrison Bay where boaters come to shore. There is a spur to Bell Point (marked by small sign) about half way around the trail; at the Point you can look out to Wescott Bay and climb down to the shore if you like. There is a short section along the east portion that looks like an old cart path which is very lovely when the sun shines through the trees; almost like a fairy tale woodland path. In the spring, we have seen carpets of small white flowers here.

Great trail from the English camp. Perfect for terrific views of SJI and into Canada.

Was fun to check out all the tide pools.

Great hike with amazing scenery. One of the many great places in the San Juan’s!

Short and sweet! Well maintained trail and beautiful views of the bay.

Nice payoff for a shorter hike - 180 vantage point at top.

This is more of a nature walk than a hike. But the view of the Olympic Peninsula was wonderful!

5 months ago

Very easy and quick hike for an outstanding view! A highlight of our trip!

Beautiful view, great lookout points to watch for whales and a lovely lighthouse. Easy walk but a definite must when visiting San Juan Island.

Beautiful beach! No one else was there when we visited so it was very peaceful. Short walk but worth the trip.

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6 months ago

One of the best trips of my life was when my little brother and I took our bicycles to the island and road around for three days, camping along the ocean.

7 months ago

Great, easy loop hike! Park at Jakle’s Lagoon trailhead. Grab a reusable trail guide in the box next to map. Gorgeous views! Sound on the right for most of hike - part of trail through very pretty forest. A few trails off main trail lead to quiet lagoons. A couple easy and quick switchbacks and mild to moderate climbs.

11 months ago

having grown-up on SJI this short hike was a part of my child-hood, youth and now I love taking my kids up there and boring them about how "when I was your age my mom would snap a photo of me on that very same madrona tree" -- the good memories this place resurrects match the peacefulness of the setting -- looking west out over the straights, over the southern tip of Vancouver island -- or, make the trip up before sunset and watch the big orange ball plunge into the sea -- then have fun finding your way down the trail beneath the towering fir -- always a good fun walk

A great walk - along the seaside rocks where the orca love to pass bye

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Not much of a hike more of a walk but beautiful views and some of the clearest waters I’ve ever seen in Washington

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Great views!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Great views and easy hike. The road sign is Jackle's Lagoon.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Easy trail to walk with great views of the bay and strait. Lime Kiln Lighthouse offers excellent views of whales and some great photo opportunities.

Friday, September 01, 2017

great easy hike and an awesome swimming hole at the end.

Monday, July 24, 2017

great 1mi hike. pretty much straight up and straight down. there is a lookout most the way up which is great but don't forget to continue to the top.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Beautiful views and a peaceful walk.

Great views!

Monday, May 15, 2017

The views at the top are beautiful. It's a steady incline with some switchbacks. Lush, wild flowers beginning when we were there early May. Even with a drizzle and overcast day, it was well worth the hike.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Took our car across on the ferry from Anacortes to San Juan Island and visited the Camps and Lime Kiln Point State Park - we saw a pod of orcas just off the point at the lighthouse, also some really cool trees with mahogany colored bark. Short trails for some fun exploring and whale watching!

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