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Local Adventures: Freeland Trail

Built in 2017, the Freeland Trail is a short half mile long paved trail, alongside Hwy 525 on Whidbey Island, on the south end of the island. It only goes from Cameron Road to Fish Road, but allows pedestrians to more safely walk along the highway if needed. Which is an important addition. The basis… Continue reading Local Adventures: Freeland Trail

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Local Adventures: The Kettles Trail

In my quest to work on the Kettles Trails system on Whidbey Island, once again to hike all the trails, I knew I had to rehike the Kettles Trail eventually. When my oldest son was young it was a trail I hiked quite often. I felt safe on it, because it was in the open.… Continue reading Local Adventures: The Kettles Trail

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Local Adventures: Outer Loop Trail

The boys and I decided to finish the trail system at Rhododendron Park outside of Coupeville. It was a cloudy day, but not hot or cold. So a good spring hiking day for getting in a few local miles. We parked in the large lot behind the ball fields (accessed off of Patmore Road, turn… Continue reading Local Adventures: Outer Loop Trail

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Local Adventures: Rhododendron Trail

The Rhododendron Trail was built during the time I was not living on Whidbey Island. It was an extension of the Kettles Trail, that winds along Hwy 20. Where the Kettles Trail ends in Coupeville, at the traffic light in town, the Rhododendron Trail continues on heading South down the island. It starts by the C-store… Continue reading Local Adventures: Rhododendron Trail

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Local Adventures: Rhodie Road Trail

Just South of Coupeville, Washington on Whidbey Island sits an Island County park, Rhododendron Park. I had never visited it, mostly due to lurid tales back in the day. In the 1990's and early 2000's the small campground at the park had a not so savory reputation. However, times change and with Covid the campground… Continue reading Local Adventures: Rhodie Road Trail