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Skagit Summer Solstice Hikes

Saturday's Summer Solstice Activities

How are you celebrating the first day of summer and the longest day of the year? Go for a solstice hike!

Here are some of our favorite hikes on Land Trust properties, or properties with connection to the Trust.

1. Cumberland Creek Conservation Area

Cumberland Creek Conservation Area offers trails that lead to an oxbow lake, through a mature forest, and to the bank of the Skagit River. There’s something for everyone while you’re there. Keep your eyes open for elk, there’s always evidence on the forest floor of their presence but they were recently spotted near the oxbow. Click here for more information.

2. Barr Creek Conservation Area

Taking a trip up river? Stop by Barr Creek Conservation Area on your way! Barr Creek has a trail through the forest to a beautiful waterfall. This is a great spot for families, as the trail is well maintained and only ¼ mile to the waterfall. Click here for more information.

3. Utopia Letter Box Trail

Visit Utopia Conservation Area to see our brand new letter box trail, 1 of 3 in Skagit County. The letter boxing trail contains family friendly educational signs along a trail to the Skagit River. Complete the trail and corresponding booklet to be entered in a drawing for some awesome prizes! Find more information by clicking here. Clues will be posted on Saturday, June 20th.

4. Oyster Dome

Oyster Dome is a very popular hike in Western Washington, and leads to a beautiful spot overlooking the islands. Venture out into the forest and look for evidence of logging along the way. Skagit Land Trust was a partner in the campaign to preserve Blanchard Mountain. This is a steep trail and has parking for 20 cars at a time. Find out more information by following this link.

5. Anacortes Forest Lands

The Anacortes Forest Lands are a hidden gem in Anacortes. With over 50 miles of well-maintained trail, you can look at the map and choose your own adventure. Viewpoints, forested trails, lakes, and SLT Conservation Easements - the Anacortes Forest Lands have it all! Click here fore more information.

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