Bowman Bay


Day Hike - Bowman Bay

Deception pass in early April sport excellent birding as well as an unexpected array of wildflowers including many species usually found only on the east side of the Cascades. We hike several trails including Rosario and an island in the middle of Deception pass and a wetland area south of the pass.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft

7:30 AM 175th Street and 10th Avenue Park and Ride.


Bowman Bay

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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