Another wonderful hike. That is not too strenuous but beautiful. Group will travel on a moderate pace. Hike with people of your skill level. Fun Day !
Hike to the highest point on Whidbey Island for excellent views near and far. On your journey upward, walk the beach, cross under one of the most scenic bridges in the state, and check out the twisted trunks of the Pacific Madrone trees on the way. 5 miles of splendor.
Our Very own CHRIS will lead this beautiful hike.
This trail offers some of the best hiking near Seattle one could ever hope for.
Those who get out early on the trailhead will be rewarded with a serene tranquility that few other hikes in the area can offer. And unlike many trails, which sacrifice peripheral scenery on the journey for the prospect of a grand summit view, the Trail is consistently gorgeous as you wind your way along the trail and approach the dazzling top.
A short, slightly steep hike from the South Bridge parking lot will take you to Goose Rock, the highest point on Whidbey Island. At 484 feet, Goose Rock has unrivaled views of Deception Pass and the surrounding islands. On a clear day you can even see Victoria.
At the top of Goose Rock, hikers are treated to a rare glimpse of a unique ecosystem: rocky balds. Left behind by retreating ice sheets at the end of the last major glaciation, rocky balds are characterized by exposed bed rock (usually granite) with sparse patches of thin soil. Beautiful but delicate wildflowers dot the balds in the spring. The Goose Rock balds are among the most impacted areas in the park. Please stay on the trail so that visitors can continue to enjoy this unique treasure.
Goose Rock is an easy to moderate trail. With good inclines and switchbacks. So WTA crews visit this location annually to repair any damage it has sustained during the months.
Hiking the Goose Rock trail is an extraordinary day trip packed with breathtaking scenery.
Stupendous coastal views that are breath taking.
This will be an easy relaxing hike. On a rainy days, there will be very few people here. It will be nice having the place to ourselves!
Winter allows you to take full advantage of the stunning and colorful scenery. Bring your cameras for wonderful photos and selfies.
Please indicate if you are willing to drive and how many can you fit. Preference to larger vehicles. *Discovery Pass*Parking Fee or Northwest Forest Pass Needed.
Things to Pack:
Bring hiking shoes, Jacket, warm clothing with layers, extra pair of socks, change of clothes, water, snacks, etc.
If you plan on being a rider please bring $10 for your driver towards gas, park entrance fees etc.
Also bring a plastic bag to place your boots in after the hike.
Please note two no-shows and/or late cancel and you won't be able to attend future events.
You and you alone are responsible for your own safety. Please know your abilities before signing up. Thank you for your patience. I will add more people to the going list as more drivers confirm they are going.
Come join new and old friends in the Washington Mountains .
Your last minute cancellation deprives another of an opportunity to join us so we are not very forgiving with regard to no-shows. If you sign-up and cancel the day of the event, you will be excluded from my future events.**
**After the hike we will stop off at a local restaurant* support small business**
***CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGED***Use the message system to arrange rides*
You will need to pay for your food and activities while on this trip.
We will have name tags for all my events. So I get to know your name and makes it easy to mingle. Two no show policy will be applied.
RSVP ETIQUETTE: Since we have limited space I ask that you be considerate of others and commit to your RSVP. Your no-show may prevent someone else from attending and you from attending other limited events like this.
We hope you can join us for a fun filled Adventure Weekend.
Remember if you miss this event. You'll miss an awesome experience .
***As far as this event system goes, participation is voluntary and you attend at your own risk, and that Organizers are indemnified.