Whistle Lake Loop
ElevationAscent: 359' 109 m
Descent: -358' -109 m
High: 558' 170 m
Low: 369' 112 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
Current trail conditions
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“An astoundingly beautiful loop around Whistle Lake.”— Isaac Bozeman
Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
The singletrack ends at Trail 22. Take a right onto Trail 22, then another right onto Trail 21, both rather mellow double tracks. About 2.3 miles into the run keep an eye out on the right for Trail 204, a singletrack that heads off Trail 21 to follow the edge of the lake north. Trail 204 ends back at Trail 20 at the north end of the lake. To return to your car, turn left and head north back to the parking lot.
If you have the chance, swimming to Whistle Lake Island is a ton of fun (there are cliff jumping areas around Whistle Lake also)! Whistle Lake and the surrounding areas make you feel as if you are deep in the Pacific Northwest tundra, miles from civilization. Take a deep breath in and you can hear nature's song in this tranquil forest.
Land Manager: Anacortes Community Forest Lands