Explore the most popular hiking 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.

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.

mountain biking
2 days 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.

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
4 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

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

Great views!

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

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.

hiking
8 months ago

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

10 months ago

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.

Beautiful views and a peaceful walk.

Great views!

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The description says Stuart island. it is actually on San Juan island. I've done it probably 30 times and it never fails to impress. Several side trails if you like around.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Easy hike. Beautiful views

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Love, love, love this trail!!! The madrone trees are gorgeous and the view from the top is unbeatable! So beautiful!! I would do this over and over again if I lived nearby!

Really nice hike

hiking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Closet thing to an alpine hike in Victoria.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

This hike had a fun history component. The hike itself was a bit bland and may not be worth it unless you are a history buff. Not a ton of people around which was nice but we did go on a Tuesday afternoon.

walking
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

An easy trail with incredible views at the top! Stop at the first view point, but make sure you continue to the top for even better views.

hiking
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

09/20/2014 (Saturday) - We've been coming to Roche Harbor for years but have always rushed off to catch the ferry and missed checking this trail out. It's very easy and very short so just about anyone could do it. This is a perfect hike for small children. There are a series of abandoned rock quarries here with trails weaving around them. It's interesting to see how nature has reclaimed the land. The trees have grown up so much that the view points aren't that great, but it's worth the hike if you have a few minutes to spare.

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hiking
Monday, August 11, 2014

After doing the Young Hill hike this was a letdown, no good views and it's mostly forest. I didn't even know we were near the ocean most of the walk.

hiking
Monday, August 11, 2014

Great trail, moderate but well worth the hike to the top where you get great views.

nature trips
Sunday, July 27, 2014

There's a board in front of the light house that details when the latest whale sightings occurred. I haven't been able to spot any. Yet.... I'll be back! And now the details about the "trail." It's a paved path for the most part, and there are lots and lots of whale gazers sitting about and blocking every angle. It's a pretty view of the Strait, but I'm not going to be too kind because I didn't get to see THE ONE THING I came here to see: whales!

hiking
Friday, May 30, 2014

Great trail! From the parking lot, walk down to the encampment and walk across the encampment (to the right) and begin the trail closest to the water. Beautiful forest adjacent to the water and plenty of Stellar Sea Eagles. Had the trail to ourselves!

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