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Cama Beach Bluff Trail

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Trail

2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer loop
95% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 208' 63 m
Descent: -208' -63 m
High: 225' 69 m
Low: 119' 36 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Cindi Lien

A nice 2-mile wooded loop trail with overlooks of Puget Sound / Saratoga Passage towards Whidbey Island.

Cindi Lien

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

This is an easy loop trail in Cama Beach State Park that starts at the north end of the shelter/restrooms. It winds along the bluff with three different lookouts out to the Saratoga Passage in the Puget Sound. It is a beautiful wooded run with very tall evergreens and lots of wildflowers in the spring/early summer.

Need to Know

You need to have a Washington State Park Pass or pay the $10.00 daily State Park fee. Right where the loop starts are restrooms. There is another trail by the shelter that takes you down to the public beach. Lots of parking.

Runner Notes

Lots of roots to watch out for.

Description

The trail is clear and maintained. There are many large tree roots on the ground so could make it difficult to run on. The trail is well marked. You can hear traffic along SW Camano Drive as the trail borders the road but there weren't many cars the day we were there.

Directions: Drive into the State Park off of SW Camano Drive, past the welcome center. There is a drop off shelter with parking close by. The trailhead is at the north end of the shelter.

This run involves three combined trails. You start on the Bluff Trail where you'll come across one lookout platform. You continue on to the West Marine Trail where there are two more viewing platforms, winding around to the East Marine Trail, back to the Bluff Trail and back track a short ways to where you start at the trailhead.

*Note: the app recorded this as 2.1 miles but its really 2 miles according to my tracker and the Apple health app (probably the location of my phone in my jacket pocket threw it off).

Flora & Fauna

In October there was the Common Snowberry and the Geranium "Death Come Quickly" plants. There is an abundance of Broad Sword Ferns under the tree canopy and in early summer Foxglove.

History & Background

This park was a private fishing resort from the 1930's-1950's. FOCIP (Friend of Camano Island Parks) were actively involved in 1993 when the resort owners worked with WA Parks and Rec to buy the property and create the state park.

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Land Manager: Washington State Parks

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Forest floor covered in Broad Sword Ferns
Oct 17, 2019 near Camano, WA
Foxglove
Oct 17, 2019 near Camano, WA
Beautiful tall evergreens
Oct 17, 2019 near Camano, WA
At the third lookout
Oct 17, 2019 near Camano, WA
Geranium
Oct 17, 2019 near Camano, WA
Snowberry
Oct 17, 2019 near Camano, WA

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