1,088 acres conserved
388 acres fee owned land, including four nature preserves
700 acres conservation easement land, owned by 16 private landowners
Since 1998, the Heritage Trust has partnered with our island community to protect forest, farmland, wetlands and undeveloped shorelines on Lummi Island. The Heritage Trust acquires land by purchase or donation, and also works with landowners who want to protect their private land with conservation easements.
The trailhead is beyond the parking lot. The main Loop Trail is a lovely walk through mature forest and is well protected in light rains due to many sheltering trees. The Loop Trail, together with the Baumgart Woods, Betty's Shortcut and Walden Walk side trails, are an easy 1.4 mile walk. Dogs on leash are allowed. The Heritage Trust offices and Resource Center are located at the entrance to the Otto Preserve. Maps and educational materials are available. Visitors are welcome during business hours.
Exploring the Curry Preserve is easy wandering on footpaths through the fields and forest. The Heritage Trust’s Curry Garden and orchard project is located near the entrance. Dogs on leash are allowed.
This is a vigorous hike up a steep, winding trail. The hike is 1.64 miles with a 1,060 foot elevation gain to an overlook with magnificent views of Rosario Strait and the San Juan Islands.
The Baker Preserve is the Heritage Trust's first controlled-access preserve. Due to the ecological sensitivity and sometimes, hazardous terrain, hikers are required to sign in at the trailhead before accessing the Baker Preserve trail. Dogs are NOT allowed.
The property is not open to the public at this time while we work to address safety and liability issues. At the current time you can experience this amazing property by signing up for a guided tour or volunteering for a work party (check out our Events page for dates). Please respect the limited access and know that we are working hard to create the Aiston Preserve.
Please help us protect the grounds and trails preserved by the Heritage Trust
You are welcome to bring your leashed dog to the Otto Preserve and the Curry Preserve. Waste bags are provided near the kiosks, please clean up after your pet! The Baker Preserve is designated as a Natural Area Preserve and is managed at a higher level of conservation for the native plant and wildlife habitat found on Lummi Mountain. Therefore no dogs allowed on the Baker Preserve.
Rules & Regulations
Our nature preserves are open only during daylight hours.
No camping allowed.
Foot access only - no bicycles or motorized vehicles allowed.
No dogs allowed at Baker Preserve.
Dogs allowed on leash only at Otto & Curry Preserves - please dispose of your dogs waste.
Fires, smoking, and alcohol are not permitted.
Please do not litter - Leave No Trace.
No foraging, please do not remove or disturb plants or wildlife.
Respect our neighbors - No Trespassing on Private Property.