Southwest Park Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Edmonds, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
What was supposed to be a easy 2.1 mile hike turned into over 3 miles following the "all trails" map taking us in circles? There are several different trails on this hike to venture on. Luckily, the trail on the left side of the road was a breeze with zero questions on which way to go. As we ventured across the street to the right side thats when thing got a little confusing? We ended up following a trail that took us through the rustic woods? Trees were down and we were crossing boards over swamp areas finally leading us to the back of the fenced housing area? At that point we turned around and re traced our steps taking us to the main trail. I think this trail should of been better marked and if trees were down crossing the main trail, the county should out closed the trail off. Needless to say we made it out of there in one piece however, were puzzled as to the main trail took us to a area that was a dead end?
Great hike for kids - minimal elevation but easily accessible and a beautiful stroll through the woods.
Very short loops, about half a mile, pretty woods
Tried the trail on the right side of the road, confusing and not well hiked, lots of side trails. It was nice seeing a young guy out there fixing up the muddy part. Defiantly gave him entertainment for the evening trying to get back through the mud in flip flops
It's easy for kids! There is an inner loop that is about .9 miles that was great for the kids. It's nice you fill like you are secluded in the woods but you are in the city.
It was confusing. A part of the trail was all broken woods and mud. If you are carry a baby backpack, make sure you have hiking boots for the mud. The nice thing about it is you feel like you are actually in the woods.
Nice little walk in the woods, tucked into a bunch of residential neighborhoods. Short, but close.
Not the best for avid hikers, but good place to surround yourself with trees and the outdoors for a short walk.
The inner short loop is super easy & great for little kids but if you go the longer loop it's got areas where you have to scrabble up hill so not as easy with little ones or if you have lots of gear. The tire swing was missing the tire & it goes out off a slight cliff so only for the "not faint of heart".
I did this trail with Hike it baby. We had 3 moms with 2-3 year old and a 10 month old. The kids had a great time lots to explore and touch. Highly recommend for kids.
Great trail, fun, lots of paths, cool foliage and growth.
little tiny one. super short hike. we did it twice for the cardio.