San Juan Island Beaches & Hiking

American Camp Trails
Visitor Center/Ranger Station: Open All Year
September 2 – June 6
Thursday – Sunday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
June 9 – September 1
Daily, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.National Park Service – American Camp
(360) 378-2902American Camp offers a variety of trail experiences. A 1.25 mile self-guided history foot trail, begins in the American Camp parking lot.

– Jakle’s Lagoon Trail is 1.5 miles long. Great bird watching.

РMt. Finlayson Trail is a 3 mile loop taking you to the top of Mt. Finlayson. Beautiful views of Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic Mountains, and British Columbia.  Enjoy a few side trails to the Lagoons.

– The South Beach walk is 2 miles long. Great tide pooling during low tide.

English Camp Trails
Visitor Center:
June 9 to September 2
Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
National Park Service – English Camp
A part of San Juan Island National Historical Park.

– Bell Point Trail is a 1 mile loop with views of both Garrison and Westcott Bays.

– Young Hill Trail is 1.25 miles of steep trail, taking you to the top of Young Hill for a panoramic view of the island’s northeast corner. You will pass the English Camp cemetery which holds the remains of six Royal Marines.

Friday Harbor Historic Walking ToursTwo self-guided walking tours. Guide brochures available at Friday Harbor Town Hall, 60 Second Street; San Juan Historical Museum, 405 Price Street; SJ Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 135 Spring Street.
San Juan Island Trails Committee


List of hiking and biking trails on San Juan Island.
San Juan Transit Hiking Information


San Juan Island hikes rated from easy to moderate/strenuous.

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