Padilla Bay Trail

Bay View, Washington 98233

Padilla Bay Trail

Padilla Bay Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Hike on a snaking dike built by tenacious twentieth-century settlers and farmers through the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Established in 1980 to protect extensive mudflats of eel grass, the 11,000-acre preserve is a bird-watcher’s paradise.

The trail twists and turns along sloughs, tidal flats, and salt marshes, allowing you to scope out herons, eagles, falcons, dunlins, brants, and scores of other winged residents. And in addition to the profuse birdlife, you’ll be treated to unhindered views of surrounding mountains, islands, and farmland from this delightful and level path."

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Trail Information

Bay View
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
10 feet
Trailhead Elevation
30 feet
Top Elevation
Skagit County Parks
Local Contacts
USGS La Conner
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018