A definitive guide to hiking on Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island: A Hiker’s Oasis  

From wide-open beaches to rich farmland and rustic forests, Whidbey is home to some of the most historic, tranquil, and serene hikes around. Whether you are looking for a leisurely walk with your family or seeking a challenge, Whidbey’s terrain offers something for everyone. Don’t feel like you have to leave your four-legged friend behind! We have multiple rentals that are pet friendly, and this is sure to be a vacation full of adventure that your pup won’t want to miss. Pack your bags and get ready to explore all Whidbey Island has to offer.  


Greenbank Farm  

With stunning grounds to explore and amazing 360-degree views of the Cascades, Olympic Mountains, and Puget Sound, this historic farm offers 3 miles of trails that wind through more than 500 acres of fields. With an off-leash dog park, Greenbank Farm is the perfect place for both you and your furry friend to make new pals, enjoy the rich farmland, and breathe in the fresh PNW air.  

Double Bluff Beach 

People come from all over to explore Double Bluff Beach as it is a sure gateway to adventure and relaxation. With grassy areas, picnic tables, miles of shoreline, tide pools, and more, your entire family will love making memories on this one-of-a-kind beach. Better yet? This beach is among the nation’s top dog-friendly beaches equipped with a doggie shower and off leash area. With views of the Olympic Mountains, shipping lanes, and Admiralty Inlet, it is a Whidbey Island must see!  

Ebey’s Landing  

Accessible year-round and great for any skill level, this historic landmark showcases views as spectacular as the hiking experience itself. Enjoy the 3.5-mile Bluff Loop Trail that leads you along the cliffs through golden meadows above the surf and a pebbled shoreline below. Rich with history and culture, you can catch stunning views of the Olympic Mountains, wildlife, and unforgettable sunsets any time of year.  

Deception Pass 

Home to the iconic arched bridge that connects Whidbey to Fidalgo Island, Deception Pass is one of Washington State’s most visited state parks. With 38 miles of hiking trails, 3 miles of bike trails, 6 miles of horse-packing trails, lakes for swimming and fishing, beaches, camping, and more, Deception Pass is one of Whidbey’s finest gems. Come see for yourself!  


Fort Casey Historical State Park  

Step back in time and explore history on the very grounds where enlisted soldiers of World Wars I and II defended the entrance to the Puget Sound. Whether you pack a picnic, fly a kite, enjoy a 1.8-mile hike, or visit the Admiralty Head Lighthouse, options abound! While you’re there, keep an eye out for US Navy jets from the nearby Naval Air Station passing above as they complete their training missions. Many locals call it “the sound of freedom.”  


Whidbey Island is full of adventure and history. Whether you are a lone traveler or ready to make invaluable memories with your entire family, Whidbey has a place for you. Book a getaway in one of our vacation rentals and spend your days exploring Whidbey’s stunning beaches, trails, and historic parks.  

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