West Hylebos Wetlands Trail

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West Hylebos Wetlands Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Federal Way, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

walking
27 days ago

1 month ago

Great for kids! Easy trail with tons of nature to see, wildlife and water (more ponds than lake). Stays green even during some of the hot, dry summers seattle has had. About half the trail is a well kept boardwalk. Took about 50 mins, walking stopping at all the sites.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

I visited West Hylebos with my sister and the niece and nephews last summer. The majority of the trail is boardwalk, which was dry and easy to walk on. It's also mostly flat so it's great for kids or older people. It was a nice walk but at the height of summer on a hot day it is a mosquito haven. You'll want to make sure you go protected! There were a lot of great plants and wildlife, information plaques are sprinkled throughout the trail and there is a peaceful little vantage point that looks over a small lake around the midpoint. We all enjoyed the walk very much and would definitely go again.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

animals not allowed

7 months ago

Not impressed...the boardwalk was very well kept which is convenient because you don't get your shoes dirty in rainy season but altogether I thought the trail was a bit lacking and not too much to see. Kids got bored within 15 minutes of starting and completing the loop was a struggle

walking
7 months ago

Kids had a blast fun place to let them just run, also tons to look at including lots of different birds ♡♡

hiking
8 months ago

walking
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Monday, September 05, 2016

Great walk for inclement weather. We plan to return to see all four seasons.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

walking
Monday, June 20, 2016