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5 Wonders Trail

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A hike that includes the very best of the area.


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4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

Loop

408' 124 m

High

106' 32 m

Low

638' 195 m

Up

638' 195 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The history of the area is neat.

Park closes at dusk. Must have a Discovery Pass.

Overview

A hike that will take you along a route that highlights the best of this area.

Need to Know

Bring a light for the mine, and maybe rain boots as water collects in it.

Description

Start in the Pass Lake parking lot. Take a right on Pass Lake Loop, and follow this until you come to an intersection with the Big Cedar Trail. Take a left onto Big Cedar Trail. Follow this down the gully, and you'll come across the first wonder, the Big Cedar. It is the largest of its kind in Deception Pass State Park. Follow the trail until it runs into the Ginnett Trail, and take a left.

Follow the trail up the ridge. After a while, you'll come upon a pile of rubble and a concrete pad. This is what is left of the Ginnett Family Homestead, which is the second wonder. After this, follow the trail along. On your left will be a cliff with bits of red rock on the ground. This is the third wonder, the Red Rock Quarry.

After a few hundred feet there will be a log cabin on your left. This is the fourth wonder. The cabin was used by copper miners in the 1910s. Please respect the cabin as it is around a hundred years old. If you go past the cabin a few yards you'll come to the final wonder, the mine. The mine goes about 60 feet into the hill, and entrance is NOT prohibited. Just remember to respect the mine like you would any historical location.

Follow the same trail back. When you get to the Big Cedar Trail don't turn, just go straight ahead on the Ginnett Trail. Follow this until it intersects with the Pass Lake Loop. Go straight on the Pass Lake Loop until you reach the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

Pines, ferns, ivy, cedar, and more!

History & Background

The area was homesteaded by the Ginnett Family in the early 1900s. The land was donated to become a park in the 30s.

Contacts

Shared By:

Isaac Bozeman with improvements by Alan Heezen

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Photos

View from inside the mine.
Mar 16, 2018 near Anacortes, WA
Looking NE towards Roger Bluff.
Mar 5, 2018 near Anacortes, WA
Two hikers pose in a clearing.
Mar 3, 2018 near Anacortes, WA
Roger Bluff with Lake Campbell in the background.
Mar 3, 2018 near Anacortes, WA
Looking East towards the Cascade Mountain Range.
Mar 3, 2018 near Anacortes, WA
The cabin through the woods.
Mar 3, 2018 near Anacortes, WA

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May 3, 2019
Amy Leigh
Dec 26, 2018
Isaac Bozeman
Jul 5, 2018
Dawn Hardman
Mar 3, 2018
Isaac Bozeman
Awesome trail.