Young Hill/ Bell Point Trail

Yacht Haven, Washington

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Stroll along the placid bay waters surrounding Bell Point, or peer down at them from the grassy and ledgy slopes of Young Hill. Better yet, combine these fine hikes that lie within San Juan Island Nation-al Historical Park’s English Camp. Once a British Royal Marine garrison, the grounds are now peacefully administered by the National Park Service for resource protection and heritage preservation. The United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over this piece of land, but sane heads prevailed, leaving you to enjoy a beautiful corner of the San Juans permanently protected from assaults from the modern world. Cheers.
Day Hiking: North Cascades

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Day Hiking: North Cascades

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Stroll along the placid bay waters surrounding Bell Point, or peer down at them from the grassy and ledgy slopes of Young Hill. Better yet, combine these fine hikes that lie within San Juan Island Nation-al Historical Park’s English Camp.

Once a British Royal Marine garrison, the grounds are now peacefully administered by the National Park Service for resource protection and heritage preservation. The United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over this piece of land, but sane heads prevailed, leaving you to enjoy a beautiful corner of the San Juans permanently protected from assaults from the modern world. Cheers.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Yacht Haven
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 10 feet
Top Elevation: 650 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: San Juan Island National Historical Park
Local Maps: USGS Roche Harbor
Topo Map: Young Hill/ Bell Point Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Day Hiking: North Cascades Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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8/13/2008

This is a good hike even for a novice. The view from the top is superb and the ascent quite manageable. There is a large open area up top to enhance the vista. Don't miss the English cemetary half way up and then be sure to hike the very flat American camp on the other end of the island.

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