Mount Grant Preserve

San Juan Island

Year protected: 2015

Land protected: 250 acres

Hiking Trails: 4.6 miles

Trail Difficulty: Easy to Challenging

Conserved jointly by the San Juan County Conservation Land Bank (owner/manager) and the San Juan Preservation Trust (easement holder)

Located between Mount Dallas and Cady Mountain on San Juan Island, Mount Grant Preserve protects and provides access to 250 acres of diverse forest, woodlands, and meadows. Visitors to the ridgetop summit are rewarded with sweeping vistas in all directions.

Spring visitors can enjoy pockets of wildflowers and take in the birdsong around the ridgetop, while summer visitors can watch raptors hunting along the ridge and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Trails and roadways to the summit are open daily for pedestrian and nonmotorized use. Driving access to the summit is open as follows:

  • April—September: Sundays and Wednesdays (weather permitting), 10am–7pm.
  • October—March: Sundays (weather permitting), 10am–4pm.

The San Juan County Conservation Land Bank owns and manages the preserve, while the Preservation Trust holds a conservation easement that ensures the “gold standard” of protection, now and for future generations.

Access: Mount Grant is accessible from West Valley Road, where a signs mark the driveway to the parking area. Please park in designated areas and respect private property, which borders the Mount Grant parking area and access road.

Learn about the history of this preserve

Visitor Guidelines

  • Dogs on leash & all waste packed out
  • Day use only; no overnight camping or fires
  • Pack in and pack out all litter
  • No hunting or collecting except by special permission (where suitable)
  • Stay on designated trails
  • Respect adjoining private property and do not trespass
  • No motorized vehicles