Best trails in Oak Harbor, Washington

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Looking for a great trail near Oak Harbor, Washington? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Blanchard State Forest or Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Oak Harbor ranging from 1 to 5.1 miles and from 9 to 485 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Oak Harbor, Washington
Top trails (14)
#1 - Deception Pass Bridge and Beach Trail
Deception Pass State Park
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 39 m
Looking for a safe harbor? Smooth waters? So was Captain James Vancouver in June of 1798. So he sent Ship's Master Joseph Whidbey with a crew in a small boat around the northeastern tip of what was later named Whidbey Island to search for the inner waterway to Port Gardener. Deceived as to the nature of this passage, he wrote on his chart "Deception Pass," and the name stuck. Today the pass is a beautiful and exotic passage for all manner of water craft as they make their way from the many marinas along the island coast to the larger waters of Puget Sound. Whether its flood tide, ebb tide, or slack tide, you can locate yourself on one of the primary viewing points of the passage and ponder the interaction of the skipper, the ship and the sea. To reach Deception Pass by land drive west/south on Hwy 20 from I-5, or north from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. Coming from the south you'll see a sign for Deception Pass State Park. Turn left into the park and follow the signs to Little North Beach .... After you've spent some time on the beach watching the currents and tide, head back out to the main road and continue north. Just across the main bridge, you'll encounter a parking area on the right. This is Canoe Island. From here you can walk across either bridge, or you can explore the island under the main bridge and down into the passage. Further north, on the mainland side of the bridge is another parking area with another fantastic view of the passage.Show more
#2 - Hoypus Point Trail
Deception Pass State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
#3 - North Beach to Goose Rock
Deception Pass State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
#4 - Goose Rock Summit Trail
Deception Pass State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
#5 - Joseph Whidbey State Park Trails
Joseph Whidbey State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
#6 - Goose Rock Summit via Cranberry Lake Trail and North Beach Trail
Deception Pass State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
#7 - Wetland to Big Loop to North Loop
Dugualla State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
#8 - North, Wetland, Big Loop and Big Tree Loop
Dugualla State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
#9 - Sand Dune Interpretive Trail
Deception Pass State Park
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 25 m
A nice walk during the off-season.  Great scenery and limited elevation change.  Much of this path is wheelchair accessible due to paved paths.  The coastal dune area is somewhat unique in the Pacific Northwest and a special treat. Accessibility: As of September 2020 the trail may not be wheelchair and handicapped accessible as the asphalt pavement is cracked and damaged. Please use caution if attempting to navigate this trail with mobility equipment such as a wheelchair or stroller. This trail is estimated to range in slope from 0-7% and 3.5-6 feet in width. While most of the trail is flat to gentle in slope, there is estimated to be two moderately steep sections between the 0.3 and 0.5 mile mark. Most of the trail is paved with asphalt or packed with gravel, the section descending to the beach may be not as stable or wide. The pavement may be damaged or cracked due to use and erosion. There are ADA-compliant car parking spots with access aisles at the trailhead. Show more
#10 - Goose Rock Perimeter Trail and Discovery Trail from Ranger Station
Deception Pass State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
This three mile hike around goose rock provides a variety of great scenery and topography.Show more
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