Hiking in the San Juan Islands
From deep green forests to archipelagic panoramas, the San Juan Islands offer walks and hikes of great variety, distance, and difficulty. Select an island to read about some favorite hikes.
Halfway up Orcas Island's Mt. Constitution in Moran State Pakr, is beautiful Mountain Lake, with its dock, boat launch and easy, gorgeous hiking trail that takes a 4-mile loop around the lake. There are campsites on the lakeshore, which fill up in summer, but are the perfect quiet retreat during other seasons. From the 2,409-foot summit of Mt. Constitution, you can see Mountain Lake below, and hike down (or up) to enjoy its serene natural beauty. [more...]