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Shark Reef Rd., Lopez Island, WA

Shark Reef Sanctuary is a hidden gem, tucked away on the west side of Lopez Island, where a short 10-minute walk through a forest will lead to a rocky shoreline with stunning views over the water and an almost certain seal (and perhaps sea lion and otter) sighting. A short distance from the trailhead, there will be an elevated boardwalk that leads you above forested wetlands, then transitions to a foot trail where you'll have two trail options - both trails will take you out to the bluffs above the water and complete a loop. Roundtrip, the loop takes about 20 minutes without stopping, but you'll definitely want to spend some time taking in the views and watching for wildlife!

Length: 1.0 miles, roundtrip. Elevation: Gain: 40 ft; Highest Point: 60 ft.


From the ferry landing take Ferry Road south for 1.9 miles

Turn left on Center Road follow it for 5.1 miles

Turn right on Fisherman Bay Road

After 0.8 miles turn left onto Davis Bay Road

Right onto Burt Road after 1.2 miles

Left onto Shark Reef Road after 0.8 miles

Parking is on the right. (GPS N48° 27.775, W122° 56.233)

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