Dorothy Cleveland Trail
Possession Point, Whidbey Island, USA
Dorothy Cleveland Trail Whidbey Island Reviews
Dorothy Cleveland Trail on Whidbey Island Oct 20, 2008
Congregated with work associates on a business trip to Seattle last week and since we arrived Tuesday afternoon with no meetings until the next morning, randomly meandered to the Mukilteo ferry over to Whidbey Island. The ferry is a pleasant twenty minute excursion to the town of Clinton on Whidbey and cost $21 (round trip) for a vehicle and three people. I think the ferry runs every half hour.
We drove south on this picturesque island past groves of cedars, Douglas-firs and maples, quickly winding up at Possession Point (though the island appears to be at least fifty miles long!). Espying a trailhead, we opted to take a quick hike. The Dorothy Cleveland Trail is a really short hike (less than a mile) with some elevation gain (perhaps 400 feet???). At the beginning there are a lot of blackberries and we snagged a few which proved delicious. The trail is dominated by cedars and maples with really big leaves. Despite the elevation gain there really aren’t any unobstructed views which was a shame – they have a nice bench at the top and a small clearing would have provided great views of Puget Sound. If we had been later in the season when the leaves had fallen we would have enjoyed the expanse, but it was readily traded for the splendor of fall foliage!
A good opportunity to stretch your legs at no cost.
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