“The Oyster Dome to Deception Pass section of the stunning PNNST.
— Isaac Bozeman
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This trail is part of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. The whole trail is absolutely gorgeous, but this part is particularly stunning. This part of the trail will take you from the Foot of Blanchard Mountain, across tidelands, over an old rail road bridge, through the heart of Fidalgo Island, and finally to Deception Pass Bridge
The sections of the trail located on state park property close at dusk.
Need to Know
Standard lodging schedule:
Night 1: Bayview State Park (camping): parks.state.wa.us/473/Bay-View
Night 2: Fidalgo Bay Resort (cabin): fidalgobay.com/
Night 3: Deception Pass State Park, at Bowman Bay (camping): parks.state.wa.us/497/Decep…
This trail goes through many land managers list below:
- Larrabee State Park
- City Of Anacortes
- Anacortes Community Forest Lands
- Washington Department of Natural Resources
- Fish and Wildlife Service
- Skagit County Parks
This trail starts at the head of the Chuckanut Trail
or Oyster Dome Loop
. Follow Chuckanut Dr. until you reach Edison (3.24 miles). Take a right on Boy Hill Rd. until it becomes Main St. then MacTaggart Ave, then take a left on Cains Ct.
Cains Ct. will become Farm To Market Rd. Follow this until you take a right on Bay View-Edison Rd. Follow this until you pass Bayview State Park, you'll then merge onto the Padilla Bay Shore Trail
(mile 11.18). Follow this trail until it ends on Bay View Edison Road; take a right and follow it until it ends on SR 20.
Follow SR 20 west (right). Just run on the shoulder as best as possible. There is a sidewalk on the bridge. Once you are over the bridge and past the casino, take a right on Casino Drive, then a left on S March Point Rd. Follow this all the way around March's Point and to the Tommy Thompson Parkway
Take a right on the Tommy Thompson Parkway
and follow to the corner of 22nd St. and R Ave. Take a left and follow the sidewalk all the way to G Ave. Take a left, then a right on 23rd St. Follow 23d until it stops and you see a sign for Trail 100
. Follow Trail 100
until you come to a T with Trail 104
. Take a right on Trail 104
, and follow this until it becomes Trail 106
. Follow 106 until it becomes Trail 10
, then take a left on Trail 10
. Follow this until you take a right on Trail 126
, follow Trail 126
until in becomes Trail 241
Follow the trail and take a right on Trail 224
, follow Trail 224
until it becomes Trail 210
; follow Trail 210
right. Trail 210
will become 243, 212, and then Trail 25
. Take a right on Trail 220
. Follow Trail 220
until you come to a Y with Trail 249, take a left. Get on Heart Lake Rd. and follow the road until it comes to an intersection with a parking lot. Take a right onto Donnell Rd.
Follow this until you come to the John Tursi Trail
. Follow the John Tursi Trail
up to the 5 Wonders Trail
. Follow this to the parking lot at Pass Lake (the traditional map has you keep left on Pass Lake Loop
. Once you are at the parking lot, look across the street to the sign for Bowman Bay and Rosario Beach. Behind the sign is a trail. Follow that until it ends up near the road. Run the shoulder, then the sidewalk on Deception Pass Bridge
For instructions to continue onto Keystone follow the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail: Deception Pass-Keystone
Flora & Fauna
Cedars, pines, ivy, ferns, alder, deer, raccoons, and much more.
History & Background
This trail covers everything from old railroads, miner's homesteads, CCC trails, and old growth forests.