Fort Ebey State Park - Trail, Oak Harbor / Coupeville, Washington

Fort Ebey State Park - Trail, Oak Harbor / Coupeville, Washington

DESCRIPTION

Lots of singletrack thru the dense forest, up and down small canyons and along 100-300 foot cliffs overlooking the Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 21, 2006]
Flbiker
Weekend Warrior

There are miles of trails. I had a blast at the park, I spent two days exploring and only covered about half of the trails. The park and the trails were very well kept and there was a little bit of everything but mostly technical single track. I didn't see another rider either of the days I was there, not on the trails themselves anyway.

Customer Service

All Of them.

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5
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3
[Sep 26, 2006]
Flbiker
Weekend Warrior

I've been stuck in Florida for six years and haven't gotten to ride much so when I had the opportunity to go to Washngton for the weekend I took my bike, and I'm glad I did. I thought this park was awesome. It was senic, challenging (remember I haven't gotten to ride a real trail in years), there were more trails than I had time for in a weekend and I didn't see another biker either day I was out there. There was a good mix of climbs, fast downhills, and technical sections for the average biker.

Customer Service

All of them, I didn't find one I didn't like. I posted some pictures and a map of the trail system. Check them out on the link under the description above.

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5
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4
[Jun 14, 1999]
Spencer

There are not any distance climbs here. Actually there aren't really any long climbs on Whidbey Island, but there are lots of short steep, rooty, slippey, rocky, muddy, technical climbing section so you won't be disappointed. I usually spen 1-2 1/2 hours here riding.

Customer Service

Definitly ride the Bluff Trail, then take some of the interior trails like Hootin, Campground, woodpecker, raider etc.

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Kettles is right next door and you can connect them togther. I highly recommed the entire Deception Pass state park area.

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4
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[Aug 09, 1999]
R Blake

Stay off of "KYLES KETTLES" unless you like to hike in the brush, it isn't finished yet although it is on the new map. Many of the trails are technical in spots and very tight. Some have hospital drop-offs if you can't keep the bike in control so be alert. This is a good area to test and/or hone your skills with very easy access and little effort required to get to the good trails.

Customer Service

Get the NEW map at the Ranger Hut at the Fort Ebey State Park entrance and make up your own routes. "Sheperd's Crook", "Hootin" and "Cedar Hollow" are the most interesting.

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4
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[Oct 30, 1999]
jmoore

There are several trails from the bluff trail leading to a system of trails in deep forest. It would take the average mtbr several days or more to explore the whole thing. Amazing forest with many faces if you look. Mostly technical, but very fun once you adjust a bit. Funny how falling at 1 mph can hurt as much as a full get off at speed. Even the new map is missing some trails, be glad to show you anytime! did I mention we ride year round? I moved here just for the trails...
Try Baker view, you can see Mt Baker from there.

Customer Service

Start at Lake Pondilla and watch the surfers for a while, then take the bluff trail to the WWII gun battery, stop to watch the paragliders play in the wind, then continue on riding along the bluff and enjoy the view of the Olympic's and the ocean.
What a great trail, all in 10 minutes!

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Oh, let's see... Here on Whidbey Island (off the coast north of Seattle) there is also the DNR system which has the singularly most breathtaking trail I have ever been on. And then in Anacortes (20min drive) there are several systems from Mt Erie to Cranberry Lake.

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5
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[May 01, 2000]
JohnM

I rode this place this weekend(4/28/00) and was surprised how dry the place was. Short trails that take you up and down the ridge line. The trails were marked except for the newer stuff, which were the best trails, Saterday afternoon and I had only ran into three people, and they were not hikers. I rode for 2.5 hours and got a real good workout, once I learn the routes this place could be real fast and less confusing, the ranger station was closed and had no map. worth the trip!

Customer Service

same as indicated by others until you know the area better.

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3
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[Aug 11, 2000]
Jeff Wright

We have a 7 year old that is a pretty competent rider on her new 21 speed mtn bike - I couldn't keep up through the gravel on the main trail on my RB1 touring bike with skinny little 26mm tires with 5 yr old behind on the "tag along tandem" though my wife handled it fine on her hybrid that is set up for road riding. Very nice family ride with a great ice cream shop on the waterfront at Coupeville to sugar up and cool off before the ride back. It is about 7 miles round trip from the Campground to Coupeville.

Customer Service

Main trail through the Kettles is great with kids and hooks up with a paved trail at highway 20 that parallels the highway to Coupeville. Lots of side trails to explore for those looking for more challenging terrain.

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4
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[Jan 16, 2001]
Your Daddy

This was our first time to the Kettles. It was one of the dryest places I've seen this winter. We rode for about three hours. Shepards Crook was a good run even under wet conditions. Braveheart will by great when it drys out a little. All in all the riding here has alittle something for every one. from beginner to advanced. One good thing is that eventhough it was our first time there it would be hard to get lost. The climbs are fairly short. some good switchbacks. Hey it was all pretty good. Even the locals are friendly. I'll be back.

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4
VALUE
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[Feb 25, 2001]
Chad

This was my 2nd. official outing on my new Gary Fisher HKEK, and what a good choice on an area.

Everywhere I went was fun, the only real difficult one I found was Emilys Ridge...was steep at times, and very slippery. This trail was also covered with roots, and narrow trees.

I turned back, and focused on Raider. This trail was a blast, comfortable up ride, and the ride down was fast. About 2/3 down the trail, I got over confident, and decided to take the man made jump...lets just say I got my first lesson in soft-shock settings, inertia, and a steep ramp, with too much speed!!! 1 Bottle of hydrogen peroxide, some tiger balm, and some band-aids...

All in all this area is a blast. It is dry, and not very crowded this time of year. I think there was 2-3 cars in the park, and it was a blast

Customer Service

Any of the trails are a good choice

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4
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[Apr 29, 2001]
Erik Cantera

This place is the best in wahington it is so nice... i have gone camping here since i was 1 ...i am 13 years old now and this area literally kicks fucking ass !
please vist this area... ( NO BUGS )

Customer Service

I have never gone biking here but this may long weekend coming up im bringing my bike for the first time ... any1 have good bike routes ?

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5
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