Hiking and Walking
Hiking and walking know no season, require little equipment, and have benefits that literally stretch from head to toe. We have beach walks, forested trail walks, prairie walks, and more.
Some of the most popular Whidbey hikes include Deception Pass State Park in Oak Harbor and Ebey’s Landing in Coupeville. Hiking in Deception Pass includes old-growth forests, sand dunes, 174 varieties of birds and spectacular views. Shoreline, mountains, islands and sunsets make this park a favorite for visitors to the Northwest.
1.2 mi. ADA Hiking Trails
38 mi. Hiking Trails
3 mi. Bike Trails
6 mi. Horse Trails
Ebey’s Landing offers a 3.6 mile route that begins at the trailhead at the end of Ebey Road and offers sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and the Olympic Mountains to the west. Nearby is the two-mile Kettles Trail Park, just north of Coupeville. Camano Island State Park has a five-mile self-guided nature trail and a series of loop trails. Less obvious places to go hiking include Meerkerk Gardens Forest Preserve and the Greenbank Farm trails, both on Whidbey. One of the newest public spots for hiking is at Cama Beach State Park. Once a popular beach resort in the 1930s, it’s located on the southwest shore of Camano Island, facing Saratoga Passage and Whidbey Island. The site includes trails and a mile of saltwater beach for hiking or strolling. There are also guided walks available on the islands. Website
Camano Island State Park is a 134-acre camping park with 6,700 feet of rocky shoreline and beach. The park provides sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and offers opportunities for shellfish harvesting.
Camano Island’s Cama Beach State Park is the re-birth of a family fishing resort that opened in the 1930’s and provided happy memories for countless families until 1989 when changing vacation patterns forced it to close.