Fort Flagler

Marrowstone Island, Washington

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One of several grand military installations originally established to protect Puget Sound from foreign invaders, Fort Flagler—like the others—never saw combat. In the 1950s these forts were converted to state parks. At 780 acres, Fort Flagler on the northern tip of Marrowstone Island is the largest, consisting of over 3.5 miles of shoreline. It offers fine beach hiking and miles of trails weaving through quiet forest and historical grounds. With more than 7 miles of trail and 3.5 miles of coastline, Fort Flagler offers many hiking options. The following loop samples a few of the many facets of this wonderful park.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

One of several grand military installations originally established to protect Puget Sound from foreign invaders, Fort Flagler—like the others—never saw combat. In the 1950s these forts were converted to state parks. At 780 acres, Fort Flagler on the northern tip of Marrowstone Island is the largest, consisting of over 3.5 miles of shoreline. It offers fine beach hiking and miles of trails weaving through quiet forest and historical grounds.

With more than 7 miles of trail and 3.5 miles of coastline, Fort Flagler offers many hiking options. The following loop samples a few of the many facets of this wonderful park.

© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Marrowstone Island
Distance: 5.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Camping
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Fort Flagler State Park
Local Maps: Online at Washington State Parks
Driving Directions: Directions to Fort Flagler

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7/11/2009
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I think I started on the trail, I think I was on the trail, but we all just turned into Beachcombers. Definitely bring a kite if you come.



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Apr 2018