English Camp and Bell Point Trail

Roche Harbor, Washington 98250

English Camp and Bell Point Trail

English Camp and Bell Point Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This level forest and waterfront trail will entice children along the shoreline of San Juan Island’s Garrison Bay and around Bell Point to a low bank picnic area with a view of Westcott Bay. Tell them to watch for eagles and osprey when the tide is low. The birds pick up exposed clams for their dinners, then swoop upward and drop them on the rocks below to crack them open.

For information on digging your own shellfish on Bell Point shores, check with rangers for permits, locations, and limits. If the tide is out, you can also reach Bell Cove along the beach. Little wild blackberries in season are another temptation. 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

Roche Harbor
Nearby City
1
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Day hike
Duration
Year round
Season
100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
100 feet
Top Elevation
San Juan Island National Historic Park
Local Contacts
San Juan Island National Historical Park brochure; USGS Roche Harbor
Local Maps