Ebey’s Landing is a 554-acre reserve offering scenic, recreational and interpretive opportunities for visitors. Ecological treasures to explore at this site include one of Western Washington’s most popular coastal trails (complete with Douglas fir trees and rare golden paintbrush plants), beautiful wetlands, prairie habitats and a coastal bluff offering sweeping views of the Olympic Peninsula and the Strait de Juan de Fuca, southwards to Mount Rainier and eastwards to the Cascade Mountains.
The Nature Conservancy owns and manages the Robert Y Pratt Preserve on the western shore of Whidbey Island near Coupeville. The coastal bluff trail is a 3 mile loop hike, mostly level with some steep, sandy sections. Wildlife such as bald eagles, red-tailed hawks and coastal seabirds can be seen in this location as well as gray whales in the offshore waters during spring and summer months.
Print up the interactive map of the preserve - Ebey’s Eagle Eye Treasure and get all the kids in your family (adults included!) to go explore the wonders of this preserve. In this region, we are working together with partners to conserve coastal wetlands, restore native prairie plant species and remove non-native species.
For more information, please click here.
The Robert Y. Pratt Preserve at Ebey’s Landing can be reached from state Highway 20 (on Whidbey Island) by turning west on Main Street in Coupeville.
This road turns into Engles Road as you head out of town.
Turn right on Hill Road.
Follow this road through trees and then down a hill where you see a view of Ebey’s bluff in front of you.
Park in the lot at the bottom of the hill or along the flat road shoulder close by.
Written by Noelle van deer Straaten, Volunteer