Mount Grant Preserve
San Juan Island
Year protected: 2015
Land protected: 250 acres
Hiking Trails: 4.6 miles
Trail Difficulty: Easy to Challenging
Mount Grant is open for low-impact public access, including hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use. You can enjoy a hike to the summit ridge, a prominent outcropping that runs north-south and affords 360-degree views to surrounding islands, waterways, and distant mountains.
The San Juan County Land Bank, which manages the preserve, is developing a management plan that includes future construction of amenities, such as a picnic shelter. Land Bank staff have been busy expanding the trail network, which includes a combination of multi-use, pedestrian-only, and (under construction) biker-only paths.
Spring visitors can enjoy pockets of wildflowers and take in the birdsong around the ridge-top, while summer visitors can watch raptors hunting along the ridge and enjoy the breathtaking views.
A road leading to the summit is open daily for pedestrian and non-motorized use. Driving access to the summit is open Sundays and Wednesdays, weather permitting, from 10am to 7pm (April–September) and 10am to 4pm (October–March), for everyone to enjoy the Preserve’s expansive views, regardless of physical ability.
Access: Mount Grant is accessible from West Valley Road, where a sign marks 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.