Mainly singletrack and some Doubletrack.
Approximately 50 miles of trails.
Great views of the San Juans and more throughout the system
Three freshwater lakes: Little Cranberry, Heart, and Whistle
Cliff jumping (not with bike) and swimming at Whistle lake
There are no Northshore type stunts
Rides in the Little Cranberry trails area can be connected to the Heart Lake and Whistle Lake areas . The connection between Little Cranberry and Heart lake occurs near the SE corner of the Cranberry Maps. The Cranberry trail is 126. The Heart Lake Trail is 241.
Even though these trails are technically right in Anacortes, The Cranberry Lake trail system is not for the directionally challenged. If you are new to the area, it's worth going to a local bike shop and spending the $10 to get the maps package showing the web of trails criss-crossing the 3 interconnecting areas. While there aren't any long climbs in 2 of the 3 areas, the many short ups and downs can leave you panting if you push yourself. If you have lots of time, diving right in without a map and trying to make it back to your car is like navigating a labyrinth of corn mazes. The landscape is beautiful and worth getting lost in just to be in this gorgeous part of North Western Washington. The only technical aspects of these trails are the many roots and tight corners to negotiate. Careful to stay off foot traffic only paths, and be aware of the abundant wildlife roaming around. Overall, this area is fun to romp around in.
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