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Wildlife Viewing on Washington Park Loop

Washington Park on Anacortes features a beautifully scenic loop road that is considered a classic. The single-lane, paved, 2.25 mile road takes hikers through a canopy of towering trees and offers sweeping ocean views. We hiked this Fidalgo Island loop together many years ago before we were even married and coming back was a nice trip down memory lane.

Washington Park Loop Road Trail in Anacortes, Washington State, WA - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/washington-park-loop
Ocean view along the Washington Park Loop Road Trail in Anacortes, Washington State, WA - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/washington-park-loop
Great Blue Heron along the Washington Park Loop Road Trail in Anacortes, Washington State, WA - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/washington-park-loop
We took the stairs down to one of the beach access points to get a better view of the tide pool wildlife and found a Great Blue Heron in search of lunch!

Great Blue Heron along the Washington Park Loop Road Trail in Anacortes, Washington State, WA - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/washington-park-loop

Tidepools near the Washington Park Loop Road Trail in Anacortes, Washington State, WA - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/washington-park-loop
Starfish at low tide near the Washington Park Loop Road Trail in Anacortes, Washington State, WA - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/washington-park-loop
Washington Park Loop Road Trail in Anacortes, Washington State, WA - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/washington-park-loop
Wildflower view from the top of Washington Park Loop Road Trail in Anacortes, Washington State, WA - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/washington-park-loop
View from the top of Washington Park Loop Road Trail in Anacortes, Washington State, WA - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/washington-park-loop
They were too fast for my wide-angle lens but we were able to see several harbor porpoises at this view point.

Washington Park Loop Road Trail in Anacortes, Washington State, WA - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/washington-park-loop

View from the top of Washington Park Loop Road Trail in Anacortes, Washington State, WA - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/washington-park-loop
Wildflowers on the Washington Park Loop Road Trail in Anacortes, Washington State, WA - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/washington-park-loop
Deer crossing on the Washington Park Loop Road Trail in Anacortes, Washington State, WA - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/washington-park-loop

Washington Park Loop Overview

  • Coordinates: 48.480324, -122.473060
  • Fees: FREE
  • Length: 2.25mi loop
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Usage: Moderate
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Camera info: Canon 6D, Canon 16-35 2.8L II
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