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Little Summit Trail

Intermediate
 4.4 (5)

A cliffside trail with great views of the mainland, Mt. Baker, Mt. Pickett and San Juan Islands.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.5

KM

87%

Runnable

2,373' 723 m

High

1,922' 586 m

Low

160' 49 m

Up

550' 168 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views

  • A Discover Pass is required at the trailhead, and the park is equipped with an automated pay station.
  • This trail is also open to mountain bikes from Sept. 15 to May 15. During those dates, be alert for riders descending at speed.

Description

Start to the southeast of the Mt. Constitution tower on a trail beside the cliff side. Start dropping immediately on a rocky somewhat exposed trail. You'll soon approach a couple great view points. A short time later you'll move out of the scrub bush and into a forest setting as the trail continues to drop and roll.

Skirt Summit Lake on your right, though you'll have to look closely to see it as it's a bit off the trail (watch for the short connector trail to your right). At the next intersection (with Cold Springs Trail) continue straight. At the next intersection you'll see continue straight as you climb to the peak of Little Summit and the parking lot.

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Shared By:

Tad Davis

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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  4.4 from 5 votes
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#323

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#7,207

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Photos

The view towards Bellingham on the mainland and Mt. Baker on a clear day.
Apr 21, 2015 near Orcas I…, WA
Moran Observation Tower
Nov 10, 2017 near Orcas I…, WA
Moran Observation Tower
Nov 10, 2017 near Orcas I…, WA
View of the San Juans from atop Moran Observation Tower
Nov 10, 2017 near Orcas I…, WA
View from Orcas Island, looking north to Canada, Vancouver is in the distance - center left.
Oct 4, 2017 near Orcas I…, WA
The observation tower atop Mt. Constitution.
Mar 5, 2018 near Orcas I…, WA

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