Mileage: .5-16 miles
Elevation Gain: 200 ft
Map: Kiosks on trail or HERE
Favorite Eats Nearby: Grilla Bites
Update 9/22/2017 Fall has come to Lord Hill and it was refreshing to walk the colorful trails before the rains return. I know that more trails have been added since I was here last and signage has not caught up but it is kind of fun to wonder aimlessly and discover the little handmade signs that the locals have used before more formal and uniform ones were added. Who knows were you will end up? Despite about 15 cars in the parking lot I only saw one other person once I turned off the trail that runs from the parking lot, a biker I crossed paths with more than once. I visited the east side with English and Beaver Ponds, which seemed a bit low but I imagine they’ll be full again soon with the promise of a La Niña winter. My GAIA track.
Update: 3/3/2017. I visited the park recently, and once again it was a wet, muddy day. I wrote up a little post you can read here: Rain, Mud and Logging History on Lord Hill. My GAIA for the day, as well.
10/16/2016 It was a wonderful, wet day in the Pacific Northwest. Lord Hill Regional Park is one of my go-to hikes when I don’t want to drive far or the weather means less than open views. This hike has a little bit of everything, from wide open trail to “homemade” bike paths that feel like you are deep in the woods. On a clear day there are viewpoints of the Cascades and Olympic Mountains. Most of the trails have very little elevation gain but you can find a few spots to get the heart rate going. There are so many interweaving paths here you could wander for hours on the almost 1500 acres and 6 official miles of trail plus the unofficial ones made by the biking community. I spent 5 hours once while training for the PCT in 2013. This trail is open to bikes and horses (although I rarely see them) and the occasional race. It was nice to see last time that they have started marking the bike paths with trail markers instead of the little plastic covered tags. All the major junctions have a map kiosk.
12921 150th St. SE
Snohomish, WA 98290
Directions: You can find the park via Snohomish or Monroe on the Old Snohomish-Monroe Road. There is also a parking lot at the end of Tester Rd. past Monroe High School. You can find this detailed map HERE.
You can find more information HERE.
For more hikes in Snohomish County, click HERE.