Anacortes, WA Trails and Parks

Anacortes has 38 trails in the vicinity, including 21 hiking trails and 8 for road biking. These trails range from 0.5 to 50.7 miles in length. The most popular trails are Deception Pass Trail, Whistle Lake Trail and Sugarloaf Trail. Trails.com member Brian Y. recently completed Whistle Lake Trail.
  • Heart Lake / Whistle LakeView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Rooty, rocky, hard-packed trails and roads invite mountain bikers to wander among old growth and alder, ferns, mosses, and wildflowers. You'll ...

  • Deception Pass TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Rugged coastal headlands, placid coves, tidal pools teeming with crusty critters, towering ancient evergreens, and breathtaking views of the ...

  • Burrows IslandView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Sea Kayaking  
    •  Part Day To Overnight.
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The paddling at Burrows Island is interesting and exhilarating with both sheer rock and lively currents. Ashore you will find an abandoned US ...

  • Cranberry LakeView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Cranberry Lake trails provide some lush, classically northwest, in-town singletrack suitable for the adventurous beginner. Rooty, rocky, ...

  • Whistle Lake TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This gorgeous former city watershed has become the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. Because it has been protected for decades, Whistle Lake ...

  • Doe Bay Resort and RetreatView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Scenic Drives  
    •  Guide

    A rustic New Age retreat with clothing-optional soaking tubs overlooking a peaceful cove in Washington’s San Juan Islands. Two hot tubs contain ...

  • Sugarloaf Mountain TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Kids can climb a small mountain and see a magnificent panorama of the San Juan Islands, the Olympic Mountains, Lake Erie, Whidbey Island, and ...

  • Washington Park TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  4.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Anacortes saved the 200 acres of land for this park decades ago, and what a treasure it is. Children will love being able to walk around Green ...

  • In Search of Spock and Spieden: Orcas in the San JuansView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Nature Trips  
    •  At least one day, including ferry travel time
    •  Guide

    Enjoy a weekend in the San Juan Islands to search for and learn more about orcas, or “killer whales.” This is a trip everyone can enjoy. Watching ...

  • Life from the Ferry Lane: Winter Birds at the San Juan IslandsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Birding  
    •  A day to ride the ferry; a weekend to ride the ferry
    •  Guide

    During the stormy days of winter, enjoy a cozy ferryboat ride and driving tour to view wildlife of the San Juan Islands. All along the ferry ...

  • Eagle CliffView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike begins on Cypress Island. Stand upon a grassy, rocky high knob on the largest relatively undeveloped San Juan island, and embrace one ...

  • Big Beaver PondView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Wander aimlessly and easily on a network of trails through a network of wetlands. Come in spring for woodland blossoms or in fall for yellow- ...

  • Little Cranberry LakeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    •  1.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Stroll around a tranquil lake through groves of handsome firs and thick patches of salal and over sunny shoreline ledges. Surrounded ...

  • Tommy Thompson TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Stroll for 1 mile (1.6 km) across Fidalgo Bay on a causeway and old railroad trestle on this popular paved rail trail. Look for herons, loons, ...

  • Guemes Channel and Ship HarborView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Explore two fun, family-friendly trails not far from the Washington State Ferries terminal in Anacortes. One is a paved path along Guemes Channel, ...

  • Washington ParkView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Walk beneath a canopy of salty Douglas firs around a rocky headland rife with beaches, coves, bluffs, and jaw-dropping maritime views ...

  • Tommy Thompson TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Rail-Trails  
    •  2-3 hours
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Though relatively short at 3.3 miles, the Tommy Thompson Trail stands tall in the ferry port of Anacortes for its notable 2,000-foot-long paved ...

  • Mount Erie–Sugarloaf Traverse, Whidbey IslandView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  3-4 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The City of Anacortes Parks and Recreation Department has nearly 2,800 acres of forest, wetlands, lakes, and meadows within its Community Forest ...

  • Sugarloaf TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    From this little summit in the heart of Fidalgo Island, enjoy an eagle’s-eye view of the San Juan Islands, the Olympic Mountains, Whidbey Island, ...

  • Outer San Juan IslandsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Sea Kayaking  
    •  3 - 5 days
    •  Guide

    The northwestern edge of the San Juans offers paddlers an incredible array of wildlife and scenery. Miles of rugged, undeveloped shorelines along ...

  • Southern San Juan IslandsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Sea Kayaking  
    •  1 - 4 days
    •  Guide

    The San Juan Islands are known far and wide as a paddling paradise. Unfortunately, access to the waters of the San Juans is at a premium with ...

  • Anacortes Ferry Dock to Old Fort Townsend State ParkView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Road Biking  
    •  41.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The short ride from the Anacortes ferry dock to Old Fort Townsend State Park is designed to allow plenty of time in the morning for the long, ...

  • Shaw IslandView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Road Biking  
    •  13.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A leisurely spin around the smallest of the four San Juan islands served by the state ferries holds some quiet revelations. Walk the grounds ...

  • San Juan Island: Cattle PointView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Road Biking  
    •  26 miles
    •  Guide

    This shorter, less hilly tour of southeast San Juan Island offers a mellower form of entertainment. Although fewer points of interest are found ...

  • San Juan Island: Lime Kiln and Roche HarborView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Anacortes, WA

    • Road Biking  
    •  31.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Ah, for a bike and the island life... you don’t need much more motivation than that for an enjoyable trip to San Juan Island. Although the riding ...