Mileage: 5.6 miles RT
Elevation Gain/Highest: 285/285ft
Map: NPS or USGS Coupeville
Favorite Eats After Hike: Pack A Cooler
12/2014 We parked on Hill Rd. because the lot was full and walked back toward the trailhead. It was a cold but bright day and perfect for a bluff and beach stroll. It was a short hike up to the bluff, I loved how we had the water and Olympics on one side and farmland and Mt. Baker on the other. It was a little muddy where you are walking on private property but that isn’t a long section. We did a loop, coming back on the beach, looking for wishing rocks and beach glass. Not sure why I didn’t take any pictures of our trip back, maybe too busy finding treasure. A wonderful way to spend the afternoon!
Directions: From Mukilteo, take the ferry over to Clinton. Be aware that there is a toll associated with the ferry. Head north on SR-525 for 19 miles to a junction with SR-20. Continue straight on for approx. 5 miles to the town of Coupeville, and continue north on SR-20 for approx. 1 mile. Turn left onto S. Ebey Road and continue until you reach bend in the road (and the beach). The parking lot is on the right and Hill Rd. goes to the left. You will need a Discovery Pass whether you are in the lot or on the road. You can also access Whidbey Island via SR 20 and Deception Pass (skipping the ferry) and drive south to Sherman Road and turn right.
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