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Little Mountain Park Loop is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mount Vernon, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. 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.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 1,020 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest Views
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Getting There

The trailhead is if you start at the top, go down and back up. Little Mountain Park, comprising 522 acres, is located south of Mount Vernon City limits. Follow the 1.5 mile paved road to the top of Little Mountain, an elevation gain of 934 feet. A covered viewpoint provides a spectacular look at the Skagit Valley, San Juan Islands, Olympic Mountains, and the tulip fields. The north viewpoint opened in the spring of 2005 with a spectacular view of Mount Baker. The park also provides numerous hiking trails and serves as an excellent hang gliding location. Come and bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenic Skagit Valley.

There are 4 parking lots and 2 portable toilets and 1 permanent restroom.

Larry Otos, Director Parks and Recreation Department (360) 336-6215 mvparks@mountvernonwa.gov

From Southbound Take Exit 225 for Anderson Road. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Fairgrounds and merge onto Anderson Road. Turn right onto Henson Road. Turn right onto E. Blackburn Road Turn right onto Little Mountain Road. Park entrance will be on your right. From Northbound Take Exit 225 for Anderson Road Turn right onto Anderson Road. Take 1st left onto Cedardale Road. Continue straight onto Blodgett Road. Turn right onto E. Blackburn Road. Turn right onto Little Mountain Road. Park entrance will be on your right.

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Cody Olson
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Was awesome. Cool offshoots

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Lakisha Cordelia
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justin Wehner
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Christopher Henderson
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Backpacking

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Jairo Cadena
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Shannon Wright
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WalkingGreat!

Nice trail for hiking, but be aware that you’re sharing it with mountain bikes. Good little up/down workout on the legs. Trails are nicely maintained, with good signage.

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Jana Copeland
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Ali Henry
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HikingGreat!
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Kiran Sondhi
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Hiking

When lazy, driving up is equally fun! Although, would still recommend hiking up there because it’s all about the journey! There are bikers climbing up the hill and it’s best to come for sunset.

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Mandi De Welles
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Hiking

Great area! Trails were well marked and well maintained. It was a little different than what’s mapped out on here, I think they’ve added some switchbacks in the last few months. I went on a weekday, so not very busy. The overlook is awesome. Note: the park closes at 8pm, even though dusk is much later, so plan accordingly.

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Zac Folk
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Mountain biking

This was amazing fun. Back to mountain biking after a long break and this was a great reintroduction!

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Rachel Drake
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Arka Ghosh
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Michelle Carlson
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Hiking

We started at the East entrance because we missed the main entrance but enjoyed it much more. 5 parking spots down there before you park on the road and started up the hill. Made it all the way to the lookouts and enjoyed taking the path less traveled. Lots of dogs and there was a bathroom at the lookouts. Beautiful day for it. All paths clear of brush and debris

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Megan Pickard
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Hiking

Great day!

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Carrie Stanley
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Trails are in perfect condition! No blow downs and no mud. There's something for everyone whether you want some solitude or company. The hikes range in difficulty from easy to moderate and even a few short difficult ones. Beautifully maintained park!

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Erik Larsen
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Hiking

great trail. only a couple of trees down and a little muddy in places but in great shape

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Travis Bryant
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Good condition. Just a few slick spots where steep and rooty.

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Jacques Lavigne
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Diana Santa
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Had an awesome time even though there is a bit of mud, nothing too bad

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Annie Beardsley
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Hiking

Really easy hike. Great for running.

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Rachael Vaniski
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A bit slick in spots, especially on the steep downhills.

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Sheri Cain
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Hiking

An ok way to spend a bit of time outdoors if you are close by and want a short jaunt. Kid and dog friendly. Two viewing decks off of the trail and parking lot...great for people with mobility issues.

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Brooke B
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Mountain biking

Maintained very well, trails in great shape. The work crews really do good work. Nice clime to the top and fun ride down. Not all that long be after all it’s called “little mountain “.

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Kaeleen Vargas-Heagerty
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Hiking

Good trails, easy enough for me and my 12 year old pup. Although we did not do the “dangerous” trails. Bring a map of the trails with you, some of them fork off with no signs. Will be coming back!

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Tasha LaForme
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Carla Smith
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Beautiful day for a hike at this gem of a park! You would have no idea you were so close to a city if it wasn't for the traffic noise. Lots of birds, a few squirrels, big trees and the wildflowers are just starting to bloom. I came on a warm spring Saturday afternoon. There were quite a few cars, but there are enough miles of trails that I only passed a few other hikers here and there. There is a labyrinth of trails, so definitely keep a map handy!

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