Landmarks include the painted rocks that are marked on the WHIMPS maps. I've also included directions to the main entry points into Galbraith. The checkpoints are prominently posted and are provided for search-and-rescue purposes.
South-side entry from Padden Trails parking lot, to Checkpoint Alpha.Start at the Padden Trails parking lot, just east of Lake Padden on Samish Way. Cross Samish Way, and go up Galbraith Lane. Turn right on the street marked Galbraith Lane (see photo), then after a short distance go left through the double gates to reach the kiosk at Checkpoint Alpha.
South-side entry from Padden Trails parking lot, to Checkpoint Hotel.Start at the Padden Trails parking lot, just east of Lake Padden on Samish Way. Cross Samish Way, and go up Galbraith Lane. Continue straight, going past the Galbraith Lane sign. After a short distance go through the yellow gate to reach the kiosk at Checkpoint Hotel.
North-side entry from Birch Street parking lot, to Ridge Trail.Turn right on Birch Street from Lakeway Drive, towards parking lot at end of street. From here take Miranda trail up to Ridge trail.
North-side entry from Birch Falls Drive, to Back Door and SST.Turn right on Birch Street from Lakeway Drive, and either park at parking lot at end of street, or park on side of road across from Birch Falls Drive.Walk up Birch Falls Drive, turning left just past the mailboxes, onto Back Door trail. That trail leads up to Powerline and SST trails.
North-side entry from Alvarado Street, to Checkpoint Mike.Off of Yew Street, turn on Alvarado and follow it to its end at the Galbraith gate. Turn right to go up Pipeline, or go left to follow Karma which meets up with Pipeline.
North-side entry from Lopez right-of-way, to Pipeline trail.From Yew Street, go east on Lopez right-of-way. This leads to Pipeline and Karma trails. Note: there is no parking on Lopez right-of-way, or on Yew Street.
Blue Rock.Marks the junction of Roads 2000 and 3000 on the south side of Galbraith.
Marks the junction of Roads 3000 and 4000.