American Camp Historical Park entrance signAmerican Camp Historical Park has paths throughout the property. If you head down the gravel trail from the parking area you will find paths that lead to the beach at Grandmother's Cove as well as a variety of trails snaking through the grassy hills. I find this area unique to most Washington hiking trails areas, with forested areas in such close proximity to the hilly grassland. It's incredible on a sunny, windy day!
Cairn along Park trail, Washington hiking trails
Animal trail along the path
American Camp as seen from the trail to the beach
The Bell Point Trail leaves from English Camp Historical Park. The Trail begins in the corner of the grassy field and continues along the water to Bell Point, which is a 2-mile round-trip.
English Camp Historical Park
Signpost along Trail
English Camp blockhouse from the Bell Point trail.
The trailhead departs from the parking area at English Camp and climbs to the summit of Mount Young -- an elevation of 700 feet. Fantastic views on a clear day! This is an exceptional example of Washington hiking trails, with that most amazing view as your reward.
View of Mount Young from the northwest.
"After dinner sit awhile, after supper walk a mile."
Jakle's Lagoon is one of the most spectacular Washington hiking trails places anywhere. The trailhead is directly across the road from South Beach. There are two trails you can take from the parking lot, one heading down into the trees past Fourth of July Beach, and the other going up the hill along the road with fantastic views across the water. The photo below shows the trail crossing a hill where the water view is spectacular.
Jakle's Lagoon entrance sign
Jakle's Lagoon trail
Limekiln Preserve trail entrance.
Very cool cedar tree on the Limekiln Preserve
Closeup of cedar tree
Bridge over a seasonal creek
Pond along the trail
"Now shall I walk or shall I ride?
"Ride," Pleasure said. "Walk," Joy replied. "
Path to Deadman's Bay
Sign to Deadman Bay
Entrance to one of the hiking trails at Roche Harbor
Entrance to one of the area trails.
|San Juan Island Hiking Trails!|
Take a hike along any of these San Juan Island trails, everything from a gentle, flat stroll, to a more hilly climb.