Hikes and Outings

Viewing Salmon

The salmon are running! Come enjoy the annual return of adult spawning
salmon to Chimacum Creek, Wednesday, October 18th from 2pm-5pm, at
Jefferson Land Trust’s Illahee Preserve.

We are delighted that Stewardship Director Erik Kingfisher will be there to help interpret the spectacle, as the ‘Hood Canal Summer Chum’ run of salmon slowly make their way up the stream, and as they spawn in this critical habitat reach of Chimacum Creek. Surrounded by a complex riparian forest, the creek flows through Illahee Preserve and other lands the Land Trust and partners have helped protect. Illahee Preserve includes an approximately 300-yard switchback trail visitors can take down to the creek bank viewing locations. From Rhody Drive, turn towards Kala Point on Prospect Ave., then right on Creek View Lane. Please drive slowly to park at the end of the road at the Preserve. Members of our Guiding Committee will show the way to the trail. No dogs, please.

Hooded Merganser
Dungeness Spit driftwood and stones
Surf Scoter
Usnea lichen in the wind