Ebey’s Prairie Trail in Coupeville on Whidbey Island

The Ebey’s Prairie Trail is a historic and picturesque trail that starts at inland bucolic farm land and ends at a beautiful bluff overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

For a solid dose of local history, start at the Sunnyside Cemetery. This includes the graves of many early, famous Whidbey Island settlers. The cemetery also has one of the few remaining pioneer blockhouses, at the David Blockhouse. These blockhouses were created as miniature forts to protect against potential (and occasionally real) marauding local Native American tribes. You can even enter the blockhouse.

From there, go west toward Jacob Ebey House. This historic home is sometimes open with history displays and knowledgeable local docents inside.

Beyond that, the trail extends through historic and soil-rich farm land, overlooking some of the famous agricultural views within Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve.

The trail’s western end intersects the Ebey’s Bluff Trail, which is a loop that goes up along a view-full bluff, around Perego’s Lagoon, and back along the Puget Sound beach to Ebey’s Landing State Park. The loop can be completed to Ebey’s Prairie Trail for a full out and back experience. Highly recommended!

Hikers walking on Ebey's Prairie Trail in Coupeville on Whidbey Island

Hikers walking on Ebey’s Prairie Trail



View from Ebey's Prairie Trail across farm land toward Ebey's Landing with low clouds

View from Ebey’s Prairie Trail across farm land toward Ebey’s Landing



Ebey's Prairie Trail view to Ebey's Landing State Park, farm land, and Puget Sound

Ebey’s Prairie Trail view to Ebey’s Landing State Park, farm land, and Puget Sound



Ebey's Landing Bluff Trail view over Perego's Lagoon and Puget Sound beach with clouds

Ebey’s Landing Bluff Trail view over Perego’s Lagoon and Puget Sound beach


2017-04-01T12:27:31+00:00 September 4, 2016|

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