Enjoy Parks and Trails Again! Responsibly.
Ready to get out and do some exploring? Enjoy some of our favorite parks and hiking trails in and around Snohomish County. Tip: If you are planning an excursion make sure and double check that the location is open.
Many state parks and public lands have reopened for day use (no camping yet). But golfing, hunting and fishing are good to go! When you venture out, public officials ask that you travel only with members of your immediate household, observe social distancing etiquette, and pack out your trash. Be prepared for restrooms to be closed, bring your own soap, water, and hand sanitizer and most of all, enjoy the moment.
(View the full list of Washington State Parks re-opening, as of May 5th, and keep watch as more are added on a staggered schedule.)
Washington Hiking Trails
Explore this interactive map of hiking locations through out the state of Washington. A great tool for finding less trafficked trails.
Explore an exhaustive list of Washington hiking trails. Trail information includes difficulty level and trail length. Useful!
WELCOME Magazine Favorite Parks and Picks
Here are some of our favorite spots in and around Snohomish County. Enjoy!
Japanese Gulch in Mukilteo
Park at Bothell Landing – Perfect for a nice leisurely walk or run.
Walter E. Hall and Legion Memorial golf courses open starting May 5th “for limited use,” following COVID-19 protocols. Everett Parks & Community Services will also open boat launches and parking lots for all parks during the day, but not restrooms. Check City of Everett website for updates.
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Skykomish River Park has a .75-mile walking path that remains open. The gazebos, dog park, sports fields, and playground structure remain closed.
Lake Tye Park’s 1.63-mile loop trail remains open. Beginning May 5th, fishing on the lake will also open. The gazebos, playground structure, sport courts, skate park, and parts of the parking lot will remain closed.
Al Borlin Park has 1.2-miles of wooded walking trails and remains open.
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Earth Sanctuary is a privately-owned, public nature retreat created on 72 acres of old growth forest, founded by Tibetan Buddhist Chuck Pettis, with just over two miles of meandering trails and spaces for quiet exploration or meditation. Enjoy spiritual installations of all denominations, including a dolmen, native American medicine wheel, and labyrinth. Admission is $7, pay in advance, no dogs.
Del Fairfax Preserve’s 50-acre wildlife habitat is located about 15 minutes from downtown Oak Harbor. This meadow is a great place for a long walk, often in solitude. Park at the small lot at the corner of Zylstra and Fawndrop, and look for a locked gate. There is a narrow opening to the left of the gate that is wide enough for people. The first stretch of the .6-mile-loop trail is wooded, and halfway through the trail, opens into an amazing, large meadow.
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