Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fagin's Hike of the Week- Camano Island

Updated July 19, 2017

3 state parks to enjoy hikes with views Saratoga Passage with the Olympics in the background, that is what Cama Beach State Park offers as well as Camano Island State Park.   

Oh don't forget this sometimes forgotten hidden park that has views of the Cascades including  Mt. Rainier in the distance and up front and close Mt. Baker. This is Iverson Spit Preserve. Make sure you plug in 3 Iverson Road Camano Island on your GPS or Smartphone as there are not any signs directing you here. The other parks are easy to find.

Iverson Spit Preserve
Several miles of hikes on the preserve and on the beach. Great spot to bring a lunch and enjoy the great views. Also on a warm day folks can soak feet in the water.
View of 3 Fingers
Mt. Baker
Draft wood and flowers on beach

This park has offers many  great hikes and  these are shorter hikes. Our favorite was the Bluff Loop Trail and Cranberry Lake. Here are some of the trails.

View of Saratoga Passage from Bluff Trail

Bluff Trail is in forest

Cama Beach

Three miles of hiking trails some in the forest and you can check out the beach.  Here is a a map of the trails

View of the Olympics
Boating is very popular


For Camano Island State Park Go north on I 5 from Seattlet. Take exit 212 for Highway 532, signed Stanwood/Camano Island. After exiting the freeway, turn left at the light onto 532. 

In 9.8 miles come to a Y, stay left (signed for parks). In eight miles, turn right onto Mountain View Road. There is a gas station/grocery store on the right just before the turn. In just under two miles turn left onto Lowell Point Rd. In .7 miles turn right into day use (left for hiking trails). Cama Beach State Park is one mile to the north. For Iverson Spit put  3 Iverson Road in your Smartphone and or GPS.

Disclaimer: There are many factors which you should consider in deciding whether to proceed with an outing, including the visible weather at the trailhead, the strength and experience of the party, snow and avalanche conditions, route conditions, etc. You are the final decision maker whether to proceed. West Coast Weather, LLC dba Washington Online Weather cannot be held liable for loss or injury arising from your decision to proceed, and expressly disclaims all liability related thereto. Redmond, Washington USA. Also, please bring map-compass and GPS to help with trail directions as our directions are our best estimate.

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