Little Mountain Park Trails

MODERATE 85 reviews

Little Mountain Park Trails is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mt Vernon, Washington that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.7 miles
583 feet

dog friendly


mountain biking


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.

trail running
4 days ago

I came to the mountain early (before the park was open) and used another entrance up the road. It has a lot of little trails to use with beautiful scenery. The top view is worth it. I was able to run most of it but near the top some of the trails got too steep to run. The main view is nice but if you follow the walking trail just left of the gazebo there is a nice rock to sit on and take in the view.

1 month ago

Lots of trail choices, very well maintained, and great view!

trail running
2 months ago

Love all the trails!!! Really nice for short little hikes to do before you go on your most difficult hikes!! I am here almost everyday now!!! But be careful one of the wooden bridges on Nature Trail is broken. Only one of them though! Go here for your first time hiking and if you are want short hikes before your longer difficult hikes!!! A lot of nice people come here hiking! God bless you all and happy hiking!! Be safe in all you do!!

5 months ago

Nice little park of trails. Went to the north viewpoint and then took La-Z-Boy back down. Will come back here to explore more at some point.

6 months ago

2/13/18 Drove to the top and walked down the road to about mid way to start the hike. It was a clear day and the Bonnie and Clyde trail was great with only a couple of down trees. Was neat to see the valley flooded.

7 months ago

Love hiking this trail with my kiddos.

9 months ago

super confusing lots of side trail should be rated as easy

10 months ago

Great view from top, many trails to check out.

trail running
11 months ago

Great little find! Drove to top to check the views then hiked around for a couple hours! The only thing I did not like is all the strange cars full of suspicious people/kids doing what they were not supposed to be doing! Other than that a cool spot to do a quick easy adventure or just take in the views!

11 months ago

Good, challenging. Many different trails. Good view if mt vernon but nothing spectacular. Could take dogs

Monday, July 31, 2017

Lots of different choices for paths, nicely maintained and pleasant but signage could be better

Monday, May 29, 2017

nice views. trails well maintained and marked. some short steep climbs. mostly under tree canopy except at view areas. nice hike.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Very scenic. Nice place for a family hike and/or dog walk.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Many trails, many different ways to go. Worth the walk. Even a road all the way to top, with a few pull offs up the way, if you want to start from anywhere. Great views, perfect for all ages, dogs and children.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Tight trails, good burms make for solid riding...only road a few trails but definitely good downhill rides. Be cautious though, some turns are posted right up to very large drops, if you don't nail it, you're a bird!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Great hike for beginners, it's fun and not very difficult. It needs more signs though.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

fun little trail close to home. the 4 & 2 year old had great time!!!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Loved it, excellent for most skill levels, needs better signage though.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Beautiful forest, well maintained, easy to follow trails. Some tough spots inexperienced hikers but we did it! The lookout points at the top make it well worth the trip.

Monday, July 11, 2016

best trails rain or shine moderate to severe trails

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Simple little trail system. 1st time out since fracturing my ankle. There was a few challenging sections for my ankle but overall real easy. Any day playing outside is a good day!

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The park is in great shape. There's actually about 10 miles of trails in the park but, unfortunately Alltrails' map is missing over half of them. Get a current map at

mountain biking
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lots of fun to ride, and a really nice hike as well.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Today was my first day there. I hiked Sidewinder, Up Only, well, ran down that one, and walked up Huff and Puff, then ran down it. It was a great workout. The lookouts show a great view of Mt. Vernon and North and the main parking areas lookout had a great view south of Mt. Vernon. I plan on going back to try other trails. It has trails for all types of experienced hikers and bikers. Free parking. No passes needed.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Lots of tiny trails from easy to hard awesome view best spot for bikers!!!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I hike this hill all the time. Trail builders have done a ton of work; there are many options. I wish I was a mountain biker, because it really caters to that. Pictures and story are on my blog.

Friday, May 03, 2013

There are several relatively short trails on little mountain. There is even a carved head on a large rock on one trail.

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