ACFL Trail #212-213

1.4 miles roundtrip/30 min. loop

Description: Forested, moderate hills

Description: Forested, moderate hills

Views: Forest, trail spur with limited Sound view through trees

Directions: From Anacortes, drive south out of town on H Avenue, which becomes Heart Lake Road. Park in lot at the base of Mt. Erie or in parking spaces on the east shoulder of Heart Lake Road. Walk west across Heart Lake Road to #212 trailhead.

Take the first right to follow this loop trail counterclockwise - warming up on the flat trail, then climbing a moderate hill mid-trail and enjoying a mild downhill walk at the end. About .25 miles before the returning to the trailhead, watch for spur trail #213 on your left - it can no longer boast a clear view of Puget Sound, but it has a good grassy spot for a rest or picnic.

If you start left, you'll follow #25 uphill for .25 miles before it becomes #212. You'll descend the big hill mid-hike, then climb back up slightly to the junction with trail #210. If you have the time, take #210 for .25-.5 miles to the shoreline of Heart Lake.