Best Hikes in the San Juan Islands
Mountain trails, fall foliage, spring flowers, and adventure around every corner
Choose your level of difficulty, from easy walks to challenging climbs, across many different landscapes on countless nature preserves and public lands. Maps for each island can be found below and or on our Hiking Maps page.
We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!
Best Island Hiking
Where's the Best Hiking on Orcas Island?
If you want the challenge of a steep hike and the reward of breathtaking views, grab your hiking boots and a packed lunch and head to Orcas Island. With the highest point in the islands at Moran State Park, shorter hikes on the distinctively shaped Turtleback Mountain, and multiple beach trails, Orcas hikes are sure to enchant.
Orcas Island Trails
Hike the "Gem of the San Juans," full of water view summits and meandering beach walks.
Hiking Lovely Lopez Island
With gentle topography, Lopez Island is a favorite destination for cyclists and hikers looking for easy routes. Whether you explore the "heart of Lopez" on Lopez Hill, wander around Hummel Lake, or marvel at the shoreline of Shark Reef, there's an easy hike for everyone. Learn about the must-hike spots on Lopez.">
Lopez Island Trails
Lopez Island is full of shady paths, nature preserves, and opportunities to learn about the islands!
San Juan Island's Best HIkes
If you want to wear hiking boots, experience some history, and see views that take your breath away, tackle the hikes on San Juan Island. Whether you explore the winding trails from English Camp, walk along the shore at Lime Kiln Point State Park, or take in the views at Cattle Point Lighthouse, San Juan Island is full of adventure.
San Juan Island Trails
an Juan Island is full of adventure and history.