Main Trail and Temple Pond Loop Trail

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Main Trail and Temple Pond Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Snohomish, Washington that features a river 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.

3.3 miles
308 feet

dogs on leash



horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running





26 days ago

Hiking/walking. Nice quiet place- lots of different trail options- the few bikes I pass, were Courteous and respectful of the rules. There we’re 3 Gentlemen clearing the main trail of fallen trees- I thank you very much. This area would be great for beginners and/or small children or even the older folks with troubled knees, etc (like my mom who has arthritis in her knees) Or for those who don’t want to travel far for a walk in the woods. I WILL DEFINITELY RETURN.

My only issue is dogs off leash and bags of poop left on the side of trail. Easy solution- tie the poop bag to your dogs leash/harness/collar, etc. my dog happens to not be female dog friendly and having to pick her because another dog isn’t on leash- very frustrating, since My dog cannot participate at off leash dog parks. PLEASE LEASH YOUR DOG AND CARRY THEIR POOP WITH YOU. If you feel the need to have your dog off leash, there are specific parks designed for such activities.

3 months ago

We did this hike with our 7 year old and he loved it. We couldn't see Beaver Lake behind the tall grass in August, but I would guess it's visible other times of the year. We actually skipped part of the trail by taking pipeline trail. It's a little steep and it's not shaded, but still good.

4 months ago

Nice flat hike for those with an aversion to heights. Personally I find this area pleasant but a little dull compared to the numerous mountain trails we have in Washington.
Our vehicle was also broken into while we were hiking and my wife lost her purse. The jerks who robbed us seemed to be waiting to pounce because we were not gone long and they were shopping at the nearest Walmart and Target with our credit cards. Be cautious.

Great for dogs.

mountain biking
6 months ago

great cardio on my bike but watch out for a massive amount of stinging nettles all over the place right now.

7 months ago

Nice hike with lots of options.

7 months ago

This would have been an awesome hike but there was so much horse poop! Don't plan on going back til after the summer when the park is used less.

8 months ago

This was a peaceful trail hike, we went toward the river instead of the ponds and that was well worth the time. I would suggest bringing a small blanket or a swimsuit to jump into the river.

trail running
8 months ago

We are from out of town and found these trails via the App and looking for clear weather on the AccuWeather radar site. Had a fun 4.5 mile run to Temple Pond and some of the surrounding trails. Nice stop to check out the birds and frogs at the pond too. Beautiful spot. The trails in the park are not always marked but we were able to use the App and common sense to get around even when we diverted from the main route. There are a lot of other trails to explore tho, and it did not appear that all were noted on the posted map at the trailhead. So it could be easy to get lost I think.
Overall a great spot for trail running. Mix of dirt road to single track width. Good footing the whole way.

9 months ago

I came here 5/16/17 around 4:30pm and I was almost sure I was the only one in the whole park! The place offers extreme serenity and peace, but due to my phone battery dying I was not able to see the pond, lakes and half of the trail. Its a beautiful place where you can walk to relax, its green and lush, hearing the birds chirp added to the relaxation. Please make sure that if youre on your own, to stay on the main trail as it gets confusing. I know you can get easily carried away, but for safety wise, bring a portable charger and something to protect yourself with (not that I encountered dangerous animals or people).

9 months ago

Much more than I expected. The south side view point offers a great view of the Olympic range and Mt Rainer. The pond loops are well maintained and scenic as well.

9 months ago

Loved the moss covered trees.

Nice marked trail. Enjoyed that

10 months ago

Easy to moderate Hike.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Great place to bring your dog for an easy walk with a few ponds to check out.

Monday, January 16, 2017

First time here. Most of the trails we went on were well maintained. Some icy conditions today, ground is very frozen in places. Lots of options without backtracking. Will definitely be back to explore more!

Monday, January 09, 2017

Fairly rustic trail and many portions were covered in ice. The main trail was not clearly marked and many of the joining trails were not clearly marked.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Fun quiet trail with lots of beauty

Friday, December 30, 2016

Good trail for the family. Kids and dog handled it well.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

A nice trail if you are not sure how far you want to hike as there are plenty of mini destinations. There are maps all over to help you keep track of where you are. It has a nice mix of scenery for being so close to Snohomish/Monroe. With the elevation being particularly low, it can be hiked all year round.

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