Guemes Island & Mountain


Day Hike - Guemes Island & Mountain

Explore part of Guemes Island walking on the ferry at Anacortes for a ten minute ride. Then, walk 2.5 miles along a quiet country road to the trailhead. Up 1.2 miles to an excellent viewpoint of Padilla Bay. Return either the same or loop just a bit further to the ferry.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • Pace: 2-3 mph

Meet at 10:30 am at the Guemes Ferry terminal for the 10:45 am sailing. Round trip fare is $4, $2 for youth or senior. Lunch at the summit and return back to explore Anacortes afterwards. Parking lot at 6th & K, also plenty of street parking on 6th, east of K.

Trail is excellent, roads are lightly travelled. The island is a very quiet contrast to a majority of western Washington.




Guemes Island & Mountain

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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