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Rosario Head to Cranberry Lake via Deception Pass

Experience the Seaside splendor on this Deception Pass trail linkup With jaw-dropping views around nearly every corner, this spectacular seaside route travels across tide pools, beaches, bridges and bluffs. Shuttle a car for a one-way 10k or 20k out and back. From the Rosario Head parking lot head southwest to the now marked tide pool […]

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Useless Bay Park and Tidelands

Part of our spring seaside trails series. The islands are wonderful in springtime.  With higher elevations still shrouded in snow the low land coastal and seaside hikes are a great warm up for a summer on the trials.  Having more of the trails to yourself is another benefit of hiking the seaside in the spring.  […]

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Ebey’s Landing State Park and National Historic Reserve

Ebey’s Landing is a special place. Steeped in history this beach to bluff trail has sweeping views from the Olympic Peninsula to Canada across the straight of Juan de Fuca. Run Ebey’s Landing From the parking lot head north up wooden stairs through long grasses along open farmlands.  The trail steepens to crest the high […]

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