- Visit this island on a weekday (less people, less traffic)
- Plan for a slow pace ... think picnics on the beach and beers on the trail.
- Rent a cottage with friends or camp at Deception Pass State Park for overnight trips.
- For mellow day hikes we recommend doing Ebey's Landing or Deception Pass - Lighthouse Point.
Directions to Ebey's Landing
Take the Washington State Ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton on Whidbey Island. Continue north on State Route 525 for 19 miles to the junction with SR 20. Bear right onto SR 20 and continue for 5.5 miles to the town of Coupeville. At the traffic light, continue north on SR 20 for 0.8 mile, turning left onto Sherman Road. (From the north, the turnoff is 9 miles from Oak Harbor.) Proceed for 0.3 mile and turn right onto Cook Road. After another 0.3 mile reach the Prairie Overlook and trailhead (elev. 200 ft).
Directions to Deception Pass - Lighthouse Point
From Burlington (exit 230 on I-5), head west on State Route 20 for about 12 miles to the junction with the SR 20 spur (which continues to Anacortes). Turn left on SR 20 (signed for Oak Harbor) and continue for 5 miles, turning right onto Rosario Road just after passing Pass Lake. Proceed 100 yards, then turn left (signed for Bowman Bay), following this park road 0.4 mile to day-use parking at the Civilian Conservation Corps Interpretive Center (if this lot is full, park at the nearby boat launch lot). Water and restrooms available.