Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print
Share on pinterest

Part 1

With so much attention put on the waters that surround San Juan Island, many visitors (and locals too!) forget to look inward for stunning things to do on the island. There are so many incredibly beautiful places to hike and trails to explore on San Juan Island that you could spend each weekend on a different trail and not repeat your adventure for months.

May I suggest a starting point?  Mt. Young!  This mountain is a continuation of a trail that starts at British Camp on the northwestern side of San Juan Island not far from Roche Harbor. It’s a 10 minute gentle hike that all ages can take pleasure in.  I have enjoyed it with 5 year olds as well as 65 year olds. I have done the hike in tennis shoes as well as flip-flops.  The prize for your hiking efforts are panoramic views from Olympic Peninsula, Canadian Gulf Islands, Henry Island, Pearl Island, Spieden Island and Garrison Bay.

One word sums it up:  AMAZING!

This is one hike that I wouldn’t miss if I were you!  Stay tuned for other stunning hikes around San Juan Island.

Click here for Mt. Young hiking map.

More To Explore



“Evergreen State” is Washington State’s apt nickname. If you have been to the Pacific Northwest you know that it refers to the abundance of evergreen

Buying a Home

What To Look For When Buying A Home

So, you are looking to buy a home and have settled on location, price range and size and your broker is setting up showings for