Shark Reef Recreation Area - Lopez Island

Lopez Island, Washington

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A short hike through forest to the rocky south shoreline of Lopez Island, with abundant marine life and views over the turbulent waters of Cattle Pass. Shark Reef is one of the most popular spots on Lopez Island, and this short walk will take you out to this scenic overlook over Cattle Pass, where you can watch the harbor seals play in the lively current or haul out (climb out of the water) onto the rocks offshore. The short walk, less than a mile, winds its way through one of the last remaining old-growth forests on Lopez Island and makes a good stop on a bike ride around the island or as a destination in itself. Along the way, you might spot owls, woodpeckers, and bald eagles that nest in the area.
San Juan Islands: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors

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San Juan Islands: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors

by Dave Wortmand (Falcon Guides)

A short hike through forest to the rocky south shoreline of Lopez Island, with abundant marine life and views over the turbulent waters of Cattle Pass. Shark Reef is one of the most popular spots on Lopez Island, and this short walk will take you out to this scenic overlook over Cattle Pass, where you can watch the harbor seals play in the lively current or haul out (climb out of the water) onto the rocks offshore.

The short walk, less than a mile, winds its way through one of the last remaining old-growth forests on Lopez Island and makes a good stop on a bike ride around the island or as a destination in itself. Along the way, you might spot owls, woodpeckers, and bald eagles that nest in the area.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lopez Island
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Season: Best spring through fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Shark Reef Recreation Area - Lopez Island

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Apr 2018