Activity level: easy – moderate – strenuous  CATERED TO YOUR LEVEL

anacortes guided hikes - bowman bay

Experience the “Wild Side” of Anacortes on our Anacortes Guided Hikes led by our local Naturalist-Guide Stephanie.

We’ll take you to our favorite coastal trail which offers an opportunity to explore its forest, headlands and beaches. Along the way, you’ll learn about the native tree and plant communities, look for wildflowers (including orchids), hear about the unique geology of the island, and listen to a Samish peoples’ legend and ways of life.  We’ll also be listening to and looking for birds and marine mammals, which Stephanie will identify.

We bet you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Salish Sea, the San Juan Islands, the Olympic Mountains and Vancouver Island!

This hike is on a dirt trail that is very well maintained but has a bit of exposed roots and rocks. It ranges from easy to moderate, 2-4 mi round-trip and up to 580 ft in elevation.

We offer an extended Hiking Adventure by adding a lake hike or hiking on longer more difficult trails (additional cost), please inquire.


(except April)

9 am – 12 pm

2 – 5 pm

$74 Adult

$37 Child (10 & under)

TO SCHEDULE THIS ADVENTURE, PLEASE CALL US AT (360) 474-7479.  After setting the date, come back, click below and go to date to


Backed by 30 years of safely guiding Adventures!

Not included: lunch, taxes & fees, and gratuity

Small group size: 1-5 Adventurers

What to bring and wear: backpack, snacks, water, comfortable hiking/tennis shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

Pick-up & drop-off locations: Mount Vernon Amtrak train & bus Station, Anacortes Ferry, hotels, motels, B&Bs, AirBnBs, marinas, residences & Airporter Shuttle locations in Anacortes, La Conner, Burlington & Mount Vernon.

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“Stephanie asked questions about what I wanted to see and designed a series of hikes that were both visually stunning, informative and the perfect level of physical challenge.” Merryl, New York

“Stephanie was a wonderfully knowledgeable guide. I appreciate the effort taken to find a hike that would deliver the experience we wanted as well her incredible knowledge of the plants on the trail. Would recommend Skagit Guided Adventures to both locals and visitors!”  Sweta, Seattle

“Stephanie was the best guide ever! She was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. I do not think we could have asked for more in a guide or had a better day. We will definitely be coming back for more adventures!” Scott, Georgia

“It was a perfect day hiking in the Cascades. Stephanie is an amazing guide, very knowledgeable, caring and just a great company for being out in nature. I enjoyed every minute from start to end. I’ll certainly keep the pictures of this wonderful day in my mind for a long time – and I will come back!” Claudia, Germany

“One-day hiking trip with Skagit Guided Adventures was amazing and lot of fun! Stephanie is caring, knowledgeable, and flexible to make the most satisfying experience in Skagit county I could never dreamed of!” Peace, Thailand

“If you want to learn about the beautiful Northwest forest ecosystem while having a great day in the outdoors I thoroughly recommend Skagit Adventures. Hopefully I’ll be able to revisit the Northwest next year and will definitely want to spend a day or two hiking and learning with Skagit Adventures.” Walter, New York