Know Your Island Walk — Goldenback Trail

Posted October 23, 2018 at 5:49 am by

View across Haro Strait from the Gold­en­back Trail — Tim Dus­trude photo

The trail’s name­sake: the Gold­en­back Fern — Con­tributed photo

The Land Bank’s new Stew­ard­ship Coor­di­na­tor, Erin Hal­comb will lead us on the Gold­en­back Trail — a rel­a­tive­ly new trail with­in the Land Bank’s West­side Pre­serve. In 2016, the prop­er­ty was gen­er­ous­ly gift­ed to the Land Bank by the Reiss fam­i­ly, and the half-mile trail was con­struct­ed short­ly thereafter.

The trail is mod­er­ate­ly dif­fi­cult, a short but con­sis­tent climb to the top with switch­backs through coastal prairie habi­tat and affords both close encoun­ters with its name­sake, the del­i­cate Gold­en­back fern, as well as expan­sive views of the Sal­ish Sea.

The trail­head is locat­ed direct­ly across from the West­side Scenic Preserve’s north­ern most park­ing area on West­side Road. Park­ing is lim­it­ed so please car­pool. Dogs are allowed on leash. 

Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 27, 1–4 pm.

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Categories: Nature, Recreation

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