Extra Gentle Hikes

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Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Morning Hike Along Cranberry Lake Shoreline

This hike is approximately 1.15 miles roundtrip with an approximate elevation gain of 25 feet.

Greet the first day of spring along trail 101 that runs down the western edge of Little Cranberry Lake. Maybe the sun will rise over the canopy to greet us too!

Meet at the Cranberry Lake parking lot at the north endow the lake. (Take Georgia south off of Oakes Ave., then three blocks up, take a right on Little Cranberry Road and follow the gravel road to the parking lot)

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May
8
9:00 AM09:00

Wildflower Walk

This hike is about 1 mile roundtrip with approximately 150 feet of elevation gain.

We will trek along the ridge to the west of the lake and observe the fresh understory growth on the land marked by the 18-acre fire of 2016. What new growth has sprung up through the open mineral rich soil?

Meet at the water tower at the end of 29th Ave.

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Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

Sugarloaf Mountain Old Growth Extra Gentle Hike

Tucked into the bottom of Sugarloaf lies a sweet trail through ancient trees.

Meet at the base of Mount Erie on Ray Auld Drive. 

Directions to the base of Mount Erie
From Commercial Ave in Anacortes -  Head west on 32nd St.  Turn left on H Ave.  H Ave eventually turns into Heart Lake Rd.  Continue south on Heart Lake Rd approximately 1.6 miles.  Ray Auld Drive will be on your left.  Park anywhere along Ray Auld Drive near the trailhead kiosk.

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Jul
11
9:00 AM09:00

Northeast Heart Lake Extra Gentle Hike

This is a very easy route through beautiful forest.

Meet at the Heart Lake parking lot.

Directions to Heart Lake parking lot
From Commercial Avenue in Anacortes - Head west on 32nd St.  Turn left on H Ave.  H Ave eventually turns into Heart Lake Rd.  Continue south on Heart Lake Rd approximately 1 mile.  The Heart Lake parking lot will be on your right.  Park near the trailhead kiosk.

 

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Jun
20
9:00 AM09:00

Whistle Lake Madrona Point Extra Gentle Hike

We will walk in to the Lake on a wide gravel road and enjoy the view!

Meet at the Whistle Lake parking lot.

Driving Directions to Whistle Lake
Coming into Anacortes from Highway 20 - Head west on WA Route 20 and continue on Route 20 Spur W. Turn left onto Commercial Avenue at a traffic circle, go past The Store Grocery until Commercial comes to a T, turn left at Fidalgo Ave.  Follow Fidalgo Ave. and take a left in front of St. Mary’s church, curve right on Hillcrest Dr. follow Hillcrest by Grandview Cemetery, turn right onto Whistle Lake Rd, go past Dow lane, road curves left and goes down a hill, then curves right and becomes gravel, go right at next turn and follow road to parking lot. You will see signs to Whistle Lake.

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May
2
5:00 PM17:00

Sugarloaf Mountain Old Growth Extra Gentle Hike

Tucked in to the bottom of Sugarloaf lies a sweet trail through ancient trees.

Meet at the base of Mount Erie on Ray Auld Drive.

Directions to the base of Mount Erie
From Commercial Ave in Anacortes -  Head west on 32nd St.  Turn left on H Ave.  H Ave eventually turns into Heart Lake Rd.  Continue south on Heart Lake Rd approximately 1.6 miles.  Ray Auld Drive will be on your left.  Park anywhere along Ray Auld Drive near the trailhead kiosk.

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Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

Whistle Lake Madrona Point Extra Gentle Hike


Wednesday, June 21st
5pm until 6pm
We will walk in to the Lake on a wide gravel road and enjoy the view! Meet at the Whistle Lake parking lot.

Driving Directions to Whistle Lake:
ead west on WA Route 20 and continue on Route 20 Spur W. Turn left onto Commercial Avenue at a traffic circle, go past The Store Grocery until Commercial comes to a T, turn left at Fidalgo Ave.  Follow Fidalgo Ave. and take a left in front of St. Mary’s church, curve right on Hillcrest Dr. follow Hillcrest by Grandview Cemetery, turn right onto Whistle Lake Rd, go past Dow lane, road curves left and goes down a hill, then curves right and becomes gravel, go right at next turn and follow road to parking lot. You will see signs to Whistle lake.

 

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May
31
9:00 AM09:00

Big Beaver Pond View Hike

There is a wonderful secret spot on the south shore of Big Beaver Pond with a viewing platform. Some hills. Meet at the gated kiosk at 37th and A Avenue.

 

Directions to Old City Dump

From Commercial Ave, head west on 32nd St. Take a left on D Ave, which turns into A avenue and later Havekost road. The old city dump parking area and kiosk will be on your right at 37th and A Ave. 

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