San Juan Islands A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors  by Dave Wortmand

San Juan Islands: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors Guide Book

by Dave Wortmand (Falcon Guides)
San Juan Islands A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors  by Dave Wortmand
Just shy of the Canadian border in northwest Washington State, the San Juan Islands offer an abundance of culture, history, nature, and outdoor recreation opportunities to be explored and savored. A FalconGuide® to the San Juan Islands directs you to forty-two of the best scenic vistas, wildlife viewing areas, historical locations, and fishing and camping sites on the islands. Paddle through emerald bays and quiet coves to discover colorful tide pools and playful marine mammals on San Juan Island. Enjoy a lakeside stroll or climb to Mount Constitution's open summit on rugged Orcas Island. Cycle miles of rural roads through rolling countryside in the organic farming community of Lopez Island. Or enjoy a respite from mainland life on Shaw Island's tranquil shores. Whether you plan to stay for a day or a week, A FalconGuide to the San Juan Islands will enhance your next journey into this natural wonderland.

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Trails from the "San Juan Islands: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 42.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 42.

An easy interpretive loop sharing the rich history of American Camp and the Pig War. The trail winds its way past the old parade ground, the Laundress’ Quarters, and the site of the Bellevue Sheep Far ...
Friday Harbor, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.25
A lush stream valley with old-growth forest and a series of cascading waterfalls. Plunging through lush forest along a pretty mountain stream, you may find yourself forgetting that you’re on an island ...
Rosario, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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A pleasant, mostly level loop that hugs the shore of Cascade Lake, with views of the slopes of Mount Constitution and of the “Lagoon” on the west shore of the lake. One of the most popular hikes in Mo ...
Rosario, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
A tour of the valley farms and shoreline along the south half of San Juan Island. This moderate trip tours the south half of San Juan Island, with its valley farms, sweeping south coastline, and quiet ...
Friday Harbor, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12
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A short walk out to the scenic south tip of San Juan Island at Cattle Point. As one of the driest places in the San Juans, the area provides a unique mix of habitats that draws several species of butt ...
Friday Harbor, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
A traverse through grand forests high on the north slopes of Mount Constitution, crossing over the summit and down along its scenic ridgetop. This “high route” circumnavigates the upper slopes of Moun ...
Rosario, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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A circumnavigation of a heavily forested, rugged, undeveloped island, with some challenging rips and currents, and overnight camping opportunities. Cypress Island, with its miles of wild coastline and ...
Cypress Island, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 15
A rugged loop over paved and dirt road with a steep hill climb, exploring the least developed section of Orcas Island outside of Moran State Park. This vigorous ride will take you to a wilder corner ...
Eastsound, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14
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A mostly moderate ride with one large hill climb along the east shore of East Sound, past lakes and forests in Moran State Park, and through the rural landscape on the east side of Orcas Island.
Eastsound, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11
A trip from the protected waters of East Sound, past a scenic state park beach, through narrow Obstruction Pass, and along the southeast shore of Orcas Island. The area stretching from the eastern sho ...
Rosario, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 5
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Three short hikes exploring the history of English Camp, the quiet shoreline of Garrison Bay, and the spectacular views from the summit of Mount Young. There are actually three separate hikes you can ...
Roche Harbor, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
A moderate loop along the north half of San Juan Island, through the scenic farmland of the Beaverton Valley and past historic English Camp and Roche Harbor. This moderate loop from Friday Harbor give ...
Friday Harbor, WA - Road Biking - Trail Length: 25
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A pleasant day paddle in a protected bay, with a stop at a pebble beach at American Camp. Griffin Bay, forming a large crescent on the southeast side of San Juan Island, offers a pleasant day’s paddli ...
Friday Harbor, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 10
Combine this trip with a kayak trip along the south shore of Lopez Island to hike 1 mile of windswept bluffs with expansive ocean views. Iceberg Point, owned and maintained as an Area of Critical Conc ...
Lopez Island, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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A moderate loop through lush forest, past several ecologically rich lagoons to ridgetop prairie and sweeping views of the Olympics to the south and the Cascades and Mount Baker to the east. If you’ve ...
Friday Harbor, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
A short loop along the west shore of San Juan Island, where you can spot whales and learn about the past at the historic lighthouse and lime kiln operation. Better known as a whale-watching destinat ...
Friday Harbor, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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Two short hikes through forest in Odlin County Park, passing large trees and views over Upright Channel. While they’re more short forest strolls than hikes, Odlin County Park nevertheless has two shor ...
Lopez Island, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
Rocky shorelines, numerous bays, and abundant wildlife on the wild south shore of Lopez Island. The south shore of Lopez is a paradise for paddlers, with quiet harbors, dramatic cliffs, abundant wildl ...
Lopez Island, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 7
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James Island, located just east of Decatur Island, is a popular state marine park and a worthy destination for a paddle trip. It’s also part of the Cascadia Marine Trail. Lopez Island makes for a goo ...
Lopez Island, WA - Sea Kayaking - Trail Length: 12
A scenic descent from the summit of Mount Constitution along open ridges, through beautiful forests, and past scenic lakes in Moran State Park. While Moran State Park is better known for its hiking, ...
East Sound, WA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10
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