Island Experience

Best Hikes in the San Juan Islands

Mountain trails, fall foliage, spring flowers, and adventure around every corner

Along rocky bluffs and driftwood covered beaches, you'll find historic lighthouses, stunning vistas and unmatched Salish Sea beauty.  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.

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.

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Moran State Park Orcas Island Robert Harrison

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.


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Lopez Island by Robert Harrison

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.

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Lime Kiln Point State Park on San Juan Island by Dana Halferty

San Juan Island Trails

an Juan Island is full of adventure and history.