Lopez Hill Preserve, Lopez Island (Accessible to the public)

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Lopez Hill encompasses 399 acres, including the highest point on the island. The property is notable for its expanse of mature second-growth forest, diverse freshwater wetlands, and scattered rocky meadows. Originally owned by  the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, the Land Bank negotiated a 50-year lease in 2009 to manage the property for its ecological and recreational values. In 2018, the Land Bank purchased the property outright.

Over four miles of primitive trails are open to pedestrians, equestrians, and mountain bikers. Limited deer hunting is also permitted; hunters must contact the Land Bank for current regulations. The Friends of Lopez Hill built and maintains trails on the property. A detailed trail map is available from their website http://lopezhill.org/.
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