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Trail access with parking is available at the Edwards Way cul-de-sac and at Roadside Park at the intersection of Jackson Street and Oakes Avenue. The Roadside Park access reaches the trail via an extended stairway and is not ADA accessible. The Edwards Way cul-de-sac entrance is ADA accessible.
The City of Anacortes is working on a plan for a formal route from the Washington State Ferry terminal to the Guemes Channel Trail. In the interim, pedestrians are welcome to use the informal walking route from the vehicle line up area, thru the Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve. This route may be found along the shoreline just east of the ferry terminal. Please use care and sensitivity when using this route. Please keep dogs on leash on all trails and beaches.
5 AM – 10 PM
Yes. Non-motorized bicycles are welcome. Please yield to pedestrians.
Anacortes Parks & Recreation schedules many volunteer work parties throughout the year. Individual and small groups may also schedule events. Please contact Project Manager Bob Vaux @ 360-588-8233
The Guemes Channel Trail project is an ambitious undertaking, motivated by the dynamic trail user community of Anacortes. It is multi-phased and opportunistic. It will ultimately serve as a connector from South March’s Point to the Washington State Ferry terminal, and on to Washington Park. In the meantime, please enjoy the phases that have been completed.
This requires road and sidewalk travel from either the Edwards Way cul-de-sac or Roadside Park. At the intersection of Oakes Avenue and Sunset Avenue (the traffic light above the state ferry terminal) continue west on Sunset Ave. In approximately ¾ of a mile the avenue dead ends into Washington Park. Park staff phone #: 360-661-3463.
Please report any and all trail concerns to Anacortes Parks & Recreation; 360-293-1918. In case of emergency, please dial 911.
Dogs are allowed in all City of Anacortes park facilities, as long as the City leash law is observed. The City does currently offer two off leash dog parks.
No overnight parking is offered at these sites. Day use hours close at 10 PM. The city offers $7/night parking at Washington Park, and the state ferry terminal offers paid over-night parking as well.