- THINGS TO DO
Owned and managed jointly by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and Washington State Parks, Kiket Trail and the Kukutali Preserve offers a lightly-touched island environment for hiking and exploration.
The Kiket Trail is located just minutes from the historic waterfront town of La Conner.
To protect the Kukutali Preserve:
People hiking only. No bicycles, pets, dogs, or horses;
Visiting hours are from 6:30 a.m. to dusk (sunset);
Please stay on designated trails (see Trail map below);
Please stay off of Flagstaff Island, on the west end of the Preserve, as it is a fragile and endangered lowland meadow habitat;
Please stay off Kiket Island’s north shore and Kiket lagoon area as they are fragile ecosystems;
Harvesting of beach resources (such as clams) is by Tribal members only (with Tribal permit);
Discover Pass required to park in parking area;
No overnight parking;
Do not park on Snee-oosh Road;
Non-motorized boat access only at southern beaches except when seasonally closed (see map)
We ask that you respect the natural environment by staying on the designated trails.The beaches and tidelands, which are owned exclusively by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and are not part of the Preserve, are open for walking where indicated but not for harvesting of any kind.
Center trail: a gravel roadway across the island, the center trail has moderate elevation gain and loss, and is the most direct route to the west end of the island.
North trail: a peaceful forest trail through old-growth, the North trail gains the most elevation, takes a little longer to walk, and offers interesting views at the west end.
South trail: the easiest of the trails, the south trail avoids most of the elevation gain as it wanders through broad-leafed trees along the south side.
There are restrooms and a picnic shelter available in the meadow at the west end of Kiket island.
The property south of the road leading to Kiket Island is private. Please respect this private property.