Useless Bay Park and Double Bluff Beach

Freeland, Washington

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7 Reviews
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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
Distance: 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
Driving Directions: Directions to Useless Bay Park and Double Bluff Beach

Recent Trail Reviews

7/4/2009
0

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
0

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.


5/7/2009
0

Great hike with beautiful scenery. More challenging than I expected, but a great hike all the same. Well worth the effort to make it to the upper falls.


4/26/2009
0

This is a perfect spring hike! It's a great warm up for the summer and the waterfalls are absolutely gorgeous. Only about 2.5 miles to get to the upper falls. The trail is also very well taken care of with sturdy bridges and benches along the way. Very popular hike so there will be lots of people there and lots of parking space. The only thing that wasn't great was the gigantic power lines that are constantly buzzing when you first park and have to walk under them for the beginning of the hike, but it's not to bad, they just made us walk quicker.


10/1/2007
0

Wallace Falls is great for a last minute hike. It is less than an hour from Seattle and the views are always great. The trail is crowded in the summer and you have to get there early to get parking. there are certainly better hikes but this is a reliable hike.



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