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.

1.7 miles
45 feet

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers


no dogs

8 days ago

We went yesterday with our two toddlers and infant. It was a beautiful walk! We saw a squirrel and some little birds. Perfect family stroll in the dead of winter.

Nice walk. Have seen owls on two different walks near Brook Lake.

3 months ago

Very easy trail walk

5 months ago

very easy walk to do with children. limited parking tho. lots of picnic areas! no big inclines at all.

6 months ago

This was the perfect walk for my grandma for her daily activities. Very comforting and clean. Loved the walk. BUT, there are some private properties along the pond so the walk around the pond is not recommended :)

7 months ago

By far my favorite place to walk! Been going here every few days for almost a year now. Lots cute little animals and very well maintained

8 months ago

Nice little trail for a quick walk. A 1.7 mile loop with almost no elevation makes it great for kids or the elderly. I bring my daughter (3yr old) here often and she loves it.

11 months ago

I've enjoyed this trail for years and have watched the improvements made. it's a great easy trail any time of the year, great walk with kids.

Monday, January 15, 2018

It's a small walk not really a hike but I love the setting and great for a quick outdoor fix.

Monday, September 04, 2017

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.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

animals not allowed

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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

Monday, September 05, 2016

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

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Nice little nature walk! Great for kids.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

There were only a few people out today, so there were a lot of animals that were out and about. The trail didn't have much of an incline and made for a very nice run. The boardwalk was dry and very nice and there were a lot of flowers everywhere. I'll definitely be coming back!

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Not a single person on the trail this day, lol. Trail was clear, but icy. Boardwalk was frosted over and super slick. Plants and trees were frosted and oh so pretty. Enjoyed the day out with the family.

Monday, October 05, 2015

I love this trail, nearby work, can be done on a lunch hour. Most of it is on wood pathways. Lots of wildlife, birds, butterflies, rabbits, ducks and heron (on a good day).

Sunday, March 22, 2015

March 2015 still closed. Tried to go there this morning. :(

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

went today trail closed for maintenence.

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