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

horse poop and ZERO TRAIL MARKERS. Nice enough walk but frustrating to stop every 100 yards to consult with gps. Never got a good pace going. Won't bother doing it again.

25 days ago

Really cool trail, takes you to the sound. Beautiful creek where salmon spawn. Dogs love it. Just make sure you can handle the steep incline on the way back. Great day hike for the family. Bills trail which goes higher up also ends at the sound also.

I hike in the Dockton nearly every day and have discovered amazing ant hills, loads of birds, other hikers, and, on Sunday, the Gasping geezers cyclists.

Deer hunting season (Most of October) has the trail closed. Otherwise, it’s lovely.

Beautiful view!

4 months ago

My husband and I walked this trail four times during our 9-day visit to Vashon because it is so magical. The first six-minutes include a steep descent, my flat sneakers worked, but a day hiking boot would be better.

Beautiful views of Tacoma and Seattle . trails are not marked well..
lots of horse poop so watch your step .
nice hike overall but needs more sinage .

It is a very scenic hike lots of great views on clearings and beach was a great place to stop and have lunch. only draw back is not well marked. enjoyed the hike with the elevation change.

There are great views on this hike but the trail map provided here is very inaccurate. There are many, many trails that cross over each other and are either poorly marked or not marked at all. Still worth exploring but you should understand very basic land navigation.

Well maintained trails. Camping practically on the beach. Most of the walking trails are very sandy. Wide enough for horseback riding. The WTA is building a new trail now, July 2018.

Lovely forest amble that requires patience to navigate. There are many offshoots. I would recommend using Google Maps. The loop back from the beach was impassable due to blackberry vines.

Excellent trail when you cross the street to Fern Cove and see the beautiful beach. More of a moderate trail due to the steepness of it in one area.

Trail is very dense on the backside along the ocean and filled with thorns. Maybe a foot wide.. Aside from the backside, was scenic and well maintained.

OMG! Needs signs! Great area to hike and bike, but have a good trail app to know which trail to take, as the intersect constantly...

Saturday, October 07, 2017


I want to do this trail again. The trails are not marked very well and I wish it was. I was with my family so after walking about a mile and a half in a circle, my family wanted to turn around. I will definitely be coming back here because I want to navigate my way through it. There are also mountain bike trails so watch out if you do it. I have a feeling that I am missing out on the views.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Loved all the Madrona trees!

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Very limited signage. We followed some trails, but ended up taking the gravel trail, through the gravel pit to the beach. Very beautiful, and we made the hike longer than listed on Alltrails, but wish they had clearly posted signs to mark trails.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Well maintained, beautiful views! Not the best signage on the trails, but easy to follow with a map. One of my go to trails on the island.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Good lighthouse. Nice beach

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