Al Borlin Park (Buck Island)

Mileage: 1.2 miles, 90 acres

Elevation Gain/Highest: neglible

Map: City of Monroe

Find out current conditions and as always, practice Leave No Trace.

My hike: This was my go to hike the 8 years I worked in Monroe, WA. I could literally walk out of the office and be there in about 5 minutes.  The trails loop around for at least an hour of rambling.  You had both the woods and the Skykomish River for your backdrop. There was an old railroad track to explore and sandy beach for taking off your shoes. The only downside is that the park is prone to flooding and the trail along the river is eroding. Watch your step.

Directions: Al Borlin Park is just off of S Lewis Street in Monroe. From Highway 2 heading west, turn right just past the junction with Highway 522 onto Hwy 203 (S Lewis St). Just before the bridge over the Skykomish River, the parking area is on your left.

For more hikes along HWY 2. click HERE.

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