Useless Bay Park and Double Bluff Beach

Freeland, Washington

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Useless Bay is a true oddity; the only hike in this book without any semblance of a trail. Instead, the bay provides a few miles of wild saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound for free wandering and discovery. An out-and-back trip on the beach to Double Bluff makes a good 4-mile round-trip hike, but many visitors will find the plentiful and welcome distractions along the way to be worthwhile destinations in and of themselves.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma

by Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens (Menasha Ridge Press)

Useless Bay is a true oddity; the only hike in this book without any semblance of a trail. Instead, the bay provides a few miles of wild saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound for free wandering and discovery.

An out-and-back trip on the beach to Double Bluff makes a good 4-mile round-trip hike, but many visitors will find the plentiful and welcome distractions along the way to be worthwhile destinations in and of themselves.

© 2016 Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Freeland
Length: 4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Season: Hikable year-round, daily, sunrise–sunset
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 360-679-7335; tinyurl.com/doublebluff
Local Maps: USGS Hansville
Topo Map: Useless Bay Park and Double Bluff Beach Topographic Map
Guide Book: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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7/4/2009

Very popular trail. Parking lot was full and I had to hike an additional .5 mile to the trailhead. Very well defined trail. Not a place to go for soitude!

5/20/2009

Love this trail. Yes it can get crowded in afternoon (go early if at all possible) BUT for lush scenery, rapids, and a magnificent waterfall, it is a terrific day hike. For more peple but does have some moderat sections as described in gen discrip.

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