Spencer Spit State Park Road

Spencer Spit State Park, Washington

Elevation Gain112ft
Trailhead Elevation105ft
Elevation Min/Max9/105ft
Elevation Start/End105/105ft

Spencer Spit State Park Road

Spencer Spit State Park Road is a hiking trail in San Juan County, Washington. It is within Spencer Spit State Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 105 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 112 feet. Along the trail there are restrooms and parkings.

Spencer Spit State Park Road Professional Reviews and Guides

"Walk along a spit teeming with birdlife. Check out historical structures and admire saltwater views south across Lopez Sound and north across Swifts Bay. This hike is short, but you’ll
want to linger long on some of the finest beach in the San Juans."

"A short hike to explore the tide pools and marshes around this interesting spit on the east side of Lopez Island. More known for its camping than hiking trails, Spencer Spit nevertheless makes a rewarding stop if you’re looking for a short walk on Lopez and the chance to explore along the shoreline around the spit, and among the driftwood along the mile-long sandy beach.

In total, you’ll find about 2 miles of trail here leading around the camping and picnic area up on the bluffs down to and along the beach. Clam digging and crabbing are popular along the spit, but check local regulations and red tide warnings first. Bird-watchers will find many interesting shorebirds that inhabit the area."

"A child-fascinating sand spit encloses a saltwater lagoon in a state park on Lopez Island. Homesteaded at the beginning of the century, the spit houses a replica of the original cabin at its tip, inviting children to come and play in it.

Two mirages may disappoint them, however: No, the spit does not reach Frost Island (there is a deep, swift channel separating them), and no, they cannot play in the lagoon and marsh. These are fragile areas reserved for birds and other marine life. But abundant other activities present themselves to kids, and they will not want to leave Spencer Spit."

"Cast your cares to the salty breezes while venturing onto this wide beach of sand and polished stones. A delightful hike any time of year, Spencer Spit is a dynamic environment always in flux.

Amble along this protruding point in Lopez Sound watching for playful seals, probing shorebirds, surf-riding waterfowl, and majestic eagles hovering above. The hike is short, but you’ll want to linger long, for Spencer Spit is one of the finest beaches in the San Juans."

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Trail Information

Spencer Spit State Park
Nearby City
Spencer Spit State Park
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Skill Level
Washington State Parks, Spencer Spit State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Blakely Island
Local Maps

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Nov 2018