Good change from mountains

A little bummed that dogs are only allowed on the north side of #spencerisland as well as hunters. Having a shotgun go off a few feet away from us is not fun. Not really sure which genius thought having hunters and regular visitors near each other on such a small piece of land was a good idea. Dogs were leashed but still not safe. Might as well make it hunters only.

I would do it again when the BLACKBERRIES are ripe

Paved walkway very scenic, saw several different birds, had a few benches along the route to rest. Neat side across bridge leads to small wooden outlook. Also port a potty nearby that bridge.

I really like this area because it’s very different than my usual hikes it’s along the Slough and goes under the freeway between Everett and Marysville there are 6 miles of paved/gravel trails with footbridges and wooden platforms.There are tons and tons of birds as it is a wildlife sanctuary it’s great for young kids but there are so muddy parts That are just passed the big walking bridge.You have to park quite a ways away,And it’s a little hard to find.

a nice little hike close to the city

Due to the fact that the trail needs work, I was unable to complete the loop and basically ran up and down on one side, which was about 3 miles to include from where I parked. so I think the 16.3 mile loop is incorrect, more like 6.3 if you are able to complete the loop. lots of wild life, bird watchers definitely would benifit from this trail.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Had to stay on one side of the island because I brought a dog, but absolutely beautiful area. The side that allows dogs is the hunting side. The other side is a wildlife sanctuary.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Nice and flat nature walk. The further out you go the less well kept it is and it gets a little narrow. If you take the south route they no longer allow dogs. It must be a bird sanctuary. If you go North you can bring the dogs but it’s an extremely short walk. Maybe a mike total. Ours was five miles doing the south trail.

on Everett: Spencer Island

Saturday, September 02, 2017

did this a few weeks ago. trail is not maintained and verry overgrown in parts. not sure why it says this is a 116 mile trail, it wasn't and we did the entire loop. nice nature views

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

A peaceful walk. Interesting to see slough and listen to the birds. The trail is not totally well maintained so was bumpy in many areas & wet in some others. Would not recommend running it but would recommend for walking it at a leisurely pace. There is a small parking lot just passed the treatment plant.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Very easy hike, more like a stroll. Quiet, you probably won't run into many other people- if any. We always park in the no parking area just before the park- oops. Not walking any farther to get in!

Saturday, August 06, 2016

We parked way off near the boat house and walked to the park. The park is nice but you have to pass the sewer treatment plant and it SMELLS!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Couldn't do the trail. Where are you supposed to park? Everything is blocked off with no parking and no trespassing :(

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

easy walk, small birds everywhere. not another person in sight at all. parking lot has broken glass be careful with your car. Outer loop is unpassable due to over grown trail.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

beware the smell of the poop plant can get you... if you can make it pass that it's very enjoyable.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

the best hike

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Nice flat trail for birding. Eagles, Osprey, Herons, Swallows, and many other land, water and marsh birds. My friend was having knee problems and this was a great hike for us to go on since the terrain was easy. There is traffic noise but it's still a nice area.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Good for birding - enjoyed watching the fledgling bald eagle stretch its wings and its parent - but not terribly exciting otherwise. The smells from the nearby treatment plant and the inability to walk around the whole island were major detractors.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

agree with some of the previous reviews. this could be a nice trail but it is over grown with brambles making walking the complete loop very difficult. if you decide to try and walk all the way around then i'd recommend long pants and a long sleeve shirt at a minimum.

it is a very easy walk with almost no elevation gain and there are some scenic views along the way.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

I used to really love this place, but it looks like it's been pretty neglected over the past few years. One used to be able to walk a full loop around the South half of the island, but the trail now dead-end into overgrown brambles. Still interesting to visit, and fun to see the little fish when crossing the foot bridges at the far SW part of the trail

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Easy walk for kids and families. It's paved which is extra nice in Washington since trails get muddy real fast. Otherwise it's fairly unpleasant. The smells from the treatment plant alone are enough to deter someone. However I suppose if you go before it gets warm it's better. And it's so easy to get to especially for locals. When you cross the bridge to Spencer Island bring the bug spray and a stick for whacking away sticker bushes. It's pretty poorly maintained. And apparently from Oct to March hunters can shoot out there.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Maybe I need to give this place another chance but I was not a fan of this walk at all. I don't normally mind insects but I don't believe this was natural levels. It may have been a result of the water treatment plant nearby. The views were okay. Definitely not a place to run or exercise of any kind.

Monday, February 14, 2011

My wife, Dog and I explored Spencer Island over the weekend. The walk was easy and relaxing. Especially if you live in Everett it's a quick and easy to access from the city. The north end of the park is owned by the WDFW and the south end is owned by Snohomish county. The interesting part is that dogs are allowed on leash on the north end only. The south end dogs are not allowed. The north path is an out and back maybe a half mile tops. The trail used to be a loop from what I understand but it has been washed out. It's cool to walk along the levy and look at what was once an agricultural area prior to it flooding. Great for some photography too.

For an impromptu excursion I'd suggest checking it out.

You must park by the water treatment plant and then walk down the dirt road to enter Spencer Island. Signs indicate where you should park.

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