Southwest Park Trail is a 0.9 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.

0.9 miles
68 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


28 days ago

simple and close to where I live.

2 months ago

Nice trail in the middle of the city. Lots of loops which made it confusing to navigate, but it was a nice gentle stroll and great for families with little kids. Not at all a strenuous walk, nor a long walk. Good to burn off a few calories after brunch.

2 months ago

Recently improved trails that had work done in the past few months. SW County Park is not maintained by the City of Edmonds and is a Snohomish County Park.

County does not really Patrol this park and trail system, which has resulted in dumped trash, chopping down of trees. Currently a couch in the creek. BMX course being built, not by County employees and reports of transients camping in the woods. Be Safe

Report suspicious activity or destruction to the Snohomish County Park Ranger.

4 months ago

Inner loop is really short and good for younger kids. I think the outer loop would be a better option if you want more than a 20mins stroll.

9 months ago

Walked the trail as mapped out on Alltrails. That is the less than one mile triangle loop that was very easy to follow in winter. We did not cross the street. We were disappointed as the photos show water and swings but none of that is on the inner loop trail. Overall, an okay place to walk with a fair number of benches but no real payoff of things to look at. With the road running through it, one struggles to feel they are too far out in nature hearing cars blow by every few minutes.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Walked in early October, not really scenic, traffic noise, better suited for dog walking rather than urban hiking.

Monday, July 10, 2017

We call it the rope swing hike . There are two areas with swings and they are both off the path and hard to explain. There are a few short muddy areas.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Nice stroll through the woods, no clear markings on which is the inner or outer trail. People use this trail for trail running or walking. Took my dog no receptacles to toss used dog bags. Nice easy beginner trail for someone trying to get into shape or use to doing trails.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Too many different trails to follow. It was my first time using locator to stay on path and I couldn't turn where it said to. My seven year old didn't really like it either. No really cool place to sit and eat. Not sure if we need to just keep exploring? or move on?

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Short but nice

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Great view of woods. But trail(s) just take you in circles and leads to nothing.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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?

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Great hike for kids - minimal elevation but easily accessible and a beautiful stroll through the woods.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Very short loops, about half a mile, pretty woods

Friday, July 22, 2016

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

Saturday, June 11, 2016

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.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

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.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Nice little walk in the woods, tucked into a bunch of residential neighborhoods. Short, but close.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Not the best for avid hikers, but good place to surround yourself with trees and the outdoors for a short walk.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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".

Saturday, January 30, 2016

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.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Great trail, fun, lots of paths, cool foliage and growth.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

little tiny one. super short hike. we did it twice for the cardio.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

A pleasant hike and a fun place to photograph in any season.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

The trail is super easy and relatively flat with very slight hills in a forest environment. The pros about this route: there are numerous trails between the inner and outer loop that connect so this could take a few hours if you wanted to go on every little side trail, the trail is clearly defined and very easy to walk so people run and walk their dogs with ease. It is also close to the road where you park your car so if you get lost just listen for the sound of traffic. The cons: there are so many side trails that it is very easy to get turned around and there are no signs indicating where you are (except at the very beginning). Park is very limited and is exposed to the road so be sure to keep an eye out when you're near the trail head as it is easy to miss.

I really enjoyed walking on this trail and would love to do it again.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Nice to take the dog for a walk in a nice wooded area, but no scenery worth noting...

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