“A wonderful and easy trail around the perimeter of Blake Island State Park.”
— John Sheppard
Only accessible by private boat or Argosy Cruises boat that leaves from the downtown Seattle waterfront.
Features: Birding — Swimming — Views
Excellent footing and smooth trail make this a great spot for speedy travel, though it will get slick and muddy after a heavy rain.
Start and end at the area just up from the marina. The trail is gently rolling wide doubletrack, with a couple of steeper, though not hard sections. The trail winds around the island through the forest with many views of Puget Sound and the surrounding area.
Once you get to the west side of the island there are a few places where you can go down to the beach. You can either run through the sand and pick the trail up again later or make several side trips to the beach and back. At the Northwest corner of the island, the trail opens up to a small unimproved campground and larger beach area with great views of downtown Seattle. The trail then winds its way back to Tillicum Village, a tourist stop offering native dancing and salmon dinner. Reservations are required.
Past the village, the trail ends at its starting point at the marina.
Flora & Fauna
Second growth Pacific Northwest forest. Lots of conifers and ferns.