Whidbey Island Wonder + ADD NEW ROUTE
36 in Washington Washington54 Miles
By Jim Grafikfeat
on July 1, 2005
- Trip Toolbox
Just north of Seattle from I-5, you'll want to take exit 182 on State Route 525 north towards Mukilteo and Whidbey Island. There you'll take the Mukilteo Ferry for a 20 minute ride across the Possession Sound to Whidbey Island. Keep in mind that while waiting for the Ferry, motorcycles go to the head of the line!! Once on Whidbey Island, SR 525 continues heading north now you just need to look for where SR 20 intersects SR 525 and take SR 20 all the way up to Anacortes. After breakfast/brunch in Anacortes you can backtrack south or if you're in a hurry, just take SR 20 east straight over to I-5 (about 16 miles). I suggest you backtrack!
You can start this ride from either end. I suggest starting from Mukilteo and catching the Ferry to Clinton. You will experience open fields to twisty mountain curves on Washington's beautiful Whidbey Island. The high light is Deception Pass, 3/4 of the way to Anacortes... The gateway to San Juan Islands. That's another story. Bring a camera, I know - Duh! ...AND binoculars for Bald Eagles.
Roads are fine. Free of grooves and chuck holes. Many banked curves! WooHoo!
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