River View Quarry Trail─Trail along the Snohomish River is a cut above

Quick Facts: Location: Lord Hill Regional Park Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 275 feet Access: From Monroe, exit SR 522 onto Main Street heading west and immediately coming to a roundabout. Bear right onto Tester Road and proceed 3.0 miles to a T-intersection just after passing under SR 522. Turn left and proceed to South […]

Japanese Gulch — Historic Ravine laced with trails

  Quick Facts: Location: Mukilteo Land Agency: Mukilteo Recreation Department Roundtrip: More than 7 miles of trails Elevation Gain: up to 500 feet Contact: Mukilteo Recreation Department Notes: Trail system is currently rough in places and unsigned. Access: From Everett, head west on Mukilteo Blvd (which becomes 5th Street in Mukilteo) for to parking and trailhead […]

Lake Cassidy─ADA Trail to a pretty lake along the Centennial Trail

Quick Facts: Location: Marysville Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 50 feet Access: From Marysville (Exit 199 I-5) follow SR 528 for 3.0 miles east to SR 9. Head north on SR 9 for 1.0 mile to junction with 84th Street NE. Turn right (east) and continue for just shy of […]

Meadowdale Beach—Reach the Beach through an Emerald Gulch

Quick Facts: Location: Lynnwood Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 425 feet Contact: Snohomish County Parks Special Notes: Dogs must be leashed; park open 7 am to dusk: do not park on road Access: From Everett, head 10 miles south on I-5 to exit 183. Follow 164th Street SW west for […]