Cattle Point Lighthouse Trail

Friday Harbor, Washington 98250

Cattle Point Lighthouse Trail

Cattle Point Lighthouse Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A glacier-scraped rock point and a lighthouse at San Juan Island’s Cattle Point Lighthouse Recreation Site separate a Department of Natural Resources interpretive center and picnic area. Children can walk the gravel beach out to the rock point and then climb up the sand dune hill to the old lighthouse to complete the loop. Whale watching is superb during the summer months, as evidenced by a constant flotilla of whale-watching boats.

The sweeping view is of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Haro Strait, Lopez Island, Port Townsend, Port Angeles, and the Olympic Mountains. There are numerous trails at American Camp to explore, making this an ideal spot for a weekend of fun. Be certain to check the ferry schedule before you go, and remember that on sunny summer weekends, the wait for the ferry can be long. Reservations for camping on the island should be made well in advance for the best chance of getting a spot."

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Trail Information

Friday Harbor
Nearby City
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
Year round
10 feet
Trailhead Elevation
100 feet
Top Elevation
San Juan Island National Historic Park
Local Contacts
San Juan National Historical Park brochure; USGS False Bay
Local Maps

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Jul 2018