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Little Summit Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.1 mile 3.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 160' 49 m
Descent: -550' -168 m
High: 2,373' 723 m
Low: 1,922' 586 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Tad Davis

A cliffside trail with great views of the mainland, Mt. Baker, Mt. Pickett and San Juan Islands.

Tad Davis

Features Birding · Views

  • A Discover Pass is required at the trailhead, and the park is equipped with an automated pay station.
  • This trail is also open to mountain bikes from Sept. 15 to May 15. During those dates, be alert for riders descending at speed.

Description

Start to the southeast of the Mt. Constitution tower on a trail beside the cliff side. Start dropping immediately on a rocky somewhat exposed trail. You'll soon approach a couple great view points. A short time later you'll move out of the scrub bush and into a forest setting as the trail continues to drop and roll.

Skirt Summit Lake on your right, though you'll have to look closely to see it as it's a bit off the trail (watch for the short connector trail to your right). At the next intersection (with Cold Springs Trail) continue straight. At the next intersection you'll see continue straight as you climb to the peak of Little Summit and the parking lot.

Contacts

Land Manager: WSP - Moran State Park

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Check-Ins

Nov 28, 2019
Chris Heyne
hiked to the summit alone al-one 2.1mi
Sep 5, 2018
Isaac Bozeman
Aug 10, 2018
Madeline White
Jun 3, 2017
Dave Dewhirst
May 28, 2017
Ranjith Ramachandran
Feb 13, 2017
Kate Dumhart
Dec 17, 2016
Jessie Morris
Road closed at Olga Rd. due to snow so we parked at the gate to walk up to Mountain Lake and onward to Little Summit. 6.6mi
Oct 11, 2016
Madeline White

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  4.4 from 5 votes

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#286

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#6,267

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Photos

This craggy viewpoint makes a great spot to stop and catch your breath along the Little Summit Trail.
Apr 3, 2017 near Orcas I…, WA
Mount Constitution has many moods
Oct 27, 2019 near Orcas I…, WA
The view towards Bellingham on the mainland and Mt. Baker on a clear day.
Apr 21, 2015 near Orcas I…, WA
Moran Observation Tower
Nov 10, 2017 near Orcas I…, WA
Moran Observation Tower
Nov 10, 2017 near Orcas I…, WA
View of the San Juans from atop Moran Observation Tower
Nov 10, 2017 near Orcas I…, WA

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