Blake Island Marine State Park

Manchester, Washington 98353

Blake Island Marine State Park

Blake Island Marine State Park Professional Review and Guide

"Located in clear view of the Space Needle and just 8 miles from downtown Seattle, Blake Island is nonetheless a remote destination that’s only accessible to those who can cross its moat of Puget Sound waters. Anyone making the journey, however, will be richly rewarded with the opportunity to explore the island’s history, wildlife, and natural setting. Blake Island State Park is so close to the city, yet so far away.

Although there are multiple places to moor a private boat along Blake Island’s shoreline and you can pull up almost anywhere if arriving by sea kayak, the best landing spot is the marina at Tillicum Village. Located on a prominent point on the island’s northeast corner, the village commands a view of most of the Seattle skyline to the east, Bainbridge Island to the north, and Vashon Island to the south. On a clear day, look for many of the Cascade Mountain range’s peaks above the city, including Mount Rainier. From this sea-level vantage point, the massive ice-clad volcano shows its entire vertical relief, rising 14,411 feet into the sky."

Blake Island Marine State Park Reviews

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9/4/2007
Easy 3 mile trail around the island. Lots of cross over trails labeled 'Red Trail' and 'Blue Trail'.
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Trail Information

Manchester
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3
Distance
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 to 3 hours
Duration
Hikable year-round (a few private boat tours scheduled in winter months), daily, 8 a.m.–sunset
Season
Local Contacts
Posted at Tillicum Village; USGS Seattle South
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018