Padilla Bay Trail

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Padilla Bay Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Vernon, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles 87 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 months ago

Nice, not the greatest, but nice

walking
4 months ago

Great gravel path. Easy walk for kids or elderly. Scenic views.

8 months ago

walking
11 months ago

Great little trail for walking, biking, running. Lot's of dogs so be aware. Nice flat trail along water. Benches for sitting along the way. A single picnic table located about center of the trail. Portapotty located at the south parking area/trailhead. trail sign state it is 2 1/8 miles each way. Great area for being away from traffic and town on a nice level gravel trail.

hiking
1 year ago

Check tide schedule before going. Nice views! Nice and easy trail but too easy and got boring.

1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

This has been a great trail for my back injury recovery up until this last couple weeks. I normally bicycle for my exercise but haven't been able to due to my back. I live less then 10 miles from the trail head so walking and just lately some slow jogging on this flat trail has been a great way for me to get out and enjoy the outdoors. The reason I say until two weeks ago is because of the unleashed dogs. The last three times I been out there have been multiple people with loose running dogs. Today again a dog came running towards me and the owners not even attempting to stop the dog, when I called to them to leash their dog they replied "what leash law" with a very sarcastic tone. A week ago a dog charged at me barking and showing its teeth. I had no idea if I was about to get bitten or not. The owner just smiled at me as I told them to leash their dog.

I no longer feel safe alone on this trail any more, I would call the Police but by the time they arrive most likely the people would be gone and I have no way to Identify them since I don't know the vehicle they drive. I've been bitten twice before by "dog-that-don't-bite". I now have to find another place for my exercise. It's to bad people are so inconsiderate and that these few can ruin it for the rest.

2 years ago

This trail is great it has wow factor with the mud flats! I liked that you could even walk down on a few of them. There was so many birds to see. I got pretty close to a blue herein . I wasn't able to make it all the way to the end of the trail because it's so long! but that's a good thing. my dog loved it . It took me a while to find the parking area because it's kinda hidden , but it's easy once you know where it is.

hiking
3 years ago

More for a serene walk! Great for digs and a little escape to some mud flats!

hiking
4 years ago

This is a great flat trail to take the dog walking.

hiking
4 years ago

This is a good little gravel-paved walk that I do every once in a while. This trail in much less of a hike; much more of a jogging/running/biking path. It borders a precious watershed and should be noted as a excellent birding arena. This has the sights and sounds of the Puget Sound... the Oil factory and the highway as well. But for a path to frequently excercise on, this one is a gem...

hiking
4 years ago

If your a bird watcher, this is the trail for you. Sort of a beach hike, without having to deal with sand in your shoes. The only downfall is how windy it tends to get here...which caused a bit of an embarrassing moment for me. Read about it and see pictures on my blog: http://kellbell-whywouldanyonereadthis.blogspot.com/2012/04/padilla-bay-shore-trail.html