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Del Fairfax Preserve

Puget Sound and Islands


Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island
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1.2 miles, roundtrip



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This 50-acre preserve was donated to the public by Dr. George Fairfax and is managed by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. It is now the perfect little slice of nature for hikers of all abilities.

Featuring a 1.2 mile lollipop loop, this preserve takes visitors through a forest of Douglas fir and salal to an open meadow. Along the way, signs provide the names of the numerous native plant species that grow here. On the edge of the meadow there is also a wetland.


Del Fairfax Preserve

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.2718, -122.7241 Open map in new window


Puget Sound and Islands -- Whidbey Island

Whidbey Camano Land Trust

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Getting There

From highway 20 in Oak Harbor, drive south through town and then turn right on West Pioneer Way. After half a mile, turn right onto SW Swantown Road. Take the first left onto Sw Fort Nugent Avenue. After two miles, turn left onto Zylstra road. After 1.2 miles, the trailhead parking area will be on your right. Look for a gravel pullout in front of the Zylstra fire station. 

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