ACFL Trail #210
Trailhead: Drive south from Anacortes 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 the trailhead (sign shown below, center)
Trail: Relatively flat with forest and lake views, access to Heart Lake
Distance/Time: 1.9 miles roundtrip/40-60 min. (no loop unless you walk back to car along Heart Lake Road, which has narrow shoulders)
Turn right at the first junction and follow trail #212 for ¼ mile to the #210 trailhead on the right (photo top right). The first “big” hill down will be one of only 2-3 relatively easy hills on the trail – the south side of #210 is a gently rolling trail with limited traffic, so perfect for a lazy day hike. You’ll enjoy partial to full views of Heart Lake along the way – take one of the very short connectors to the shoreline if you want a full lake view.
Some of the oldest Douglas firs, cedars and big leaf maples in the forestlands line this trail. With a fairly dense forest canopy for most of the trail, this makes a perfect misty day hike.