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Visiting Trust Properties

Skagit Land Trust conserves important land for wildlife habitat and natural areas for people to experience and enjoy. The Trust owns and manages 25 Conservation Areas, protects over 33 properties in partnership with landowners, and has facilitated conservation of dozens of other properties across Skagit County. Visit Explore Our Protected Properties to learn more about all of our protected areas. Get a firsthand look at the work of Skagit Land Trust by visiting some of these places:

Walking & Hiking

Anacortes Community Forest Lands (Anacortes, WA): Skagit Land Trust holds the conservation easement to ensure protection of these expansive City-owned forestlands. There are 50 miles of trails to explore and lakes to enjoy. Visit the City of Anacortes website for more information.

Barr Creek (near Rockport, WA): 1. 2 mile round trip to a cascading waterfall. A beautiful short hike for all ages.

Directions: I-5 to Exit 230 to Highway 20 eastbound, travel WA-20 E for about 37 miles. About 2 miles past Rockport and the intersection of Hwy 20 and Hwy 530, turn left onto Conrad Rd. The trailhead is about ¼ mile down the road.

Cumberland Creek (near Day Creek, WA): 2 miles of trails in the forest and to Skagit River Shoreline with interpretive guide created by high school students. Also a great fishing spot!

Directions: From the South Skagit Hwy Park & Ride in Sedro-Woolley off of Route 9, take the S. Skagit Hwy 12 miles east. Turn left into the driveway 34183. Park in front of the (locked) gate and walk in.

Guemes Mountain (near Anacortes, WA): 2.4 mile round trip through beautiful forest up to a mountain top with bountiful spring wildflowers and 360 views of the San Juan Islands, Canada and the Cascade foothills.

Directions: Take the Skagit County Guemes Island ferry from Anacortes. Once off the ferry, head north (right) on South Shore Road. Follow the road for 2.7 miles (stay on South Shore as it curves left) to a small parking area on the right. This is also a bike to trail option - you can even borrow a bicycle at Anderson’s General Store for the ride to the trailhead.

Bird & Wildlife Watching

Green Road Marsh (near Burlington, WA): Excellent birding spot with migratory waterfowl and bald eagles. You can also catch a chorus of Pacific tree frogs, especially in spring.

Directions: From I-5 North take exit 232 for Cook Rd towards Sedro-Woolley. Turn right at Cook Rd on bottom of ramp. Turn left at Green Rd. Drive to end of road and property is on the right just before Kelleher Rd intersects.

Hurn Field (near Concrete, WA): Elk viewing in the open meadow. Nearby House Slough and Skagit River provide ample fish, amphibian and waterfowl habitat.

Directions: Follow Hwy 20 east from Sedro-Woolley. This property is located just three miles before the town of Concrete on the right. There is a gravel parking and an interpretive signs at the base of the field. Please stay within the viewing area and do not cross onto the field.

Utopia Conservation Area (near Sedro Woolley, WA): The Utopia Consevation Area protects over 87 acres of creeks, wetlands, and forested habitat within the Skagit River floodplain.

Directions: Follow Hwy 20 east from Sedro-Woolley for about 7 miles. Turn right onto Hoehn Road and travel about 3 miles south until Hoehn Rd curves to the right and Uptopia Road is on the left. Turn left onto Utopia Road and travel about 1/4 mile, the Utopia Conservation Area is on the right.

Fishing

Lyman Slough (in Lyman, WA): A popular fishing spot on the river that has moved away from the mainland due to shifting gravel bars. Come fish the ever-changing slough, view wildlife, birds and walk the Cascade Trail.

Directions: I-5 to Exit 230 for Highway 20 E. Follow WA-20 E about 14 miles to Lyman Hamilton Rd. Park at Lyman City Park and walk towards Main Street to the junction to access the Cascade Trail.

Ann Wolford River Edge Park (near Lyman, WA): The park is located near what the locals call Nichols Bar. The area is popular for fishing because of its relatively easy access to the river. The property was purchased by Skagit Land Trust and later transferred to Skagit County Parks and Recreation for use as a park in 2009.

Directions: 8508 Robinson Road, Sedro-Woolley. Take WA-20 E and merge right onto Lyman-Hamilton Road; Turn right onto Robinson Road and proceed to the end.

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Note that trails on Skagit Land Trust Conservation Areas are not always fully maintained – be prepared for brushy conditions and walking on uneven terrain.

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