Bowman Bay


Frontcountry Trail Run - Bowman Bay

Come spend Saturday morning trail running in the Northern half of Deception Pass State Park.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft
  • Pace: 14 - 18 minutes per mile

Time: 8:30am
Place: Rosario Head Trailhead at Deception Pass State Park
Link to parking here:

Discover Pass required to park here.

There is a restroom at this trailhead. 

Moderate run at a semi-casual 'race taper week' pace with time for plenty of pictures and maybe exploration of a side trail or two.

This will be a group paced run and no one gets left behind.

Route will be run clockwise starting with going South along Bowman Bay, up and around Point 504, down to and around Lottie Point, over and around Lighthouse Head Loop, back up Bowman Bay, around Rosario Head and back to the trailhead.
Note: We will not be running across the bridge.

Additional restroom at Bowman Bay boat launch - mile 0.7 and again at mile 6
Possible (closed for construction last time I ran there) vault toilet at Pass Lake Trailhead - mile 1.5 and again at mile 3.5


Bowman Bay

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Sturdy trail running shoes
  • Rain shell
  • Fuel and hydration for up to 3 hours of running
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