Oyster Dome Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,971' 601 m
Descent: -1,970' -600 m
High: 2,017' 615 m
Low: 178' 54 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“A wooded singletrack route with expansive views of Samish Bay and challenging climbs.”— Anthony Cannistra
At the overlook, cross the parking lot and re-enter the trail to the left of the large bike racks.
At 2.8 miles, take the trail marked Max's Shortcut Trail. You'll reach Lily Lake, and turn left to continue, following sign for Oyster Dome. This short trail segment is appropriately known as the Oyster Lily Trail.
Continue on your way until you reach an intersection with the Samish Bay Trail and the Oyster Dome Spur. Ascend the Oyster Dome Spur to Oyster Dome, which affords sweeping views of Samish Bay. Look out for paragliders launching!
After descending from the Dome, enjoy a technical descent down on the Samish Bay Trail to the intersection with the Pacific Northwest Trail and repeat a small section of switchbacks to return to the road.
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Land Manager: WA DNR