Explore the most popular trails near Mukilteo with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful but very stinky in parts.

hiking
16 days ago

Trail is well maintained. Couldn’t escape the sewage smell near the bottom of the ravine. Not likely to return.

hiking
26 days ago

Enjoyed this close-to-home trail, which was clean and well groomed throughout. Our dog also enjoyed herself. We did laugh at the AllTrails description that says the trail follows "a river;" the creek is likely impressive in the wet season but its bed was completely dry in late August. Yes, we noticed the smells that others mention, as well as a few awesome blackberries that hadn't been scarfed until we got there. Good outing.

Nice work out due to terrain but easy to get lost. If you're a bird watcher you would probably enjoy this trail. We saw a downy woodpecker, two pileated woodpeckers and a barred owl. Next time I would bring binoculars as the forest area is thick so its difficult to find many of the birds. Trail signs would be helpful.

hiking
1 month ago

Started/finished at library. Ok trail however one section has periodic sewer smells since it runs near or by the water treatment facility.

hiking
1 month ago

Gave it a 4* rating for convenience to escape the hustle and bustle of the city

2 months ago

Nice easy trail. Great for kids. Our 2yr old can walk on his own in most spots and the 5yr old had no problems at all. I like all that the trail splits off in a few spots so you can explore different paths.

Meh. Good for working out. Nice view of the sound and one stop. The trail is not clearly marked, had to make several choices along the way, got lost once.

hiking
2 months ago

Great way to get out on the trails if you live in Mukilteo.

walking
3 months ago

steep in spots. we parked at a
hotel and started there. beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

6/16/2018 (Saturday) - As most people, we looped counterclockwise. The west half is wide gravel path between rail and creek (not an attractive one), and east half (longer) is a narrow meandering path with numerous ups and downs, some rather steep, plus numerous forks, mainly designed for mountain biking. So, in general, this loop is more challenging than an easy or moderately easy one, and there is no view at all. I must keep tracking the online map to prevent a wrong way. The muddy condition has almost come to an end.

hiking
3 months ago

Not a good trail as I hoped t would have been. Went with my fam and dog, started out beautiful. Don’t get me wrong, it’s beautiful all the way, but somewhere in between the smell of sewers stenches the air real bad in one spot that kind of ruined the normal smell of nature I usually inhale when I hike. It’s a good workout. I don’t know if I want to come back.

hiking
3 months ago

Great for kids, stairs that you will likely have to carry them up if they are under 5 (unless they are experienced hikers) but not too bad.

Sewage vent at one area (as other reviews mention) was very strong but only for 15 seconds or so

Trail was very well maintained with a few rest areas which was great for the kids

this our first trip of many of local hikes. this was an easy trail but it is not paved or flat. also when you get to the end and you think hey I will just take the road back. I think it was harder than the trail because of the steep incline of the road.

I decided to do 5⭐ because in the pictures it looks pretty

My dogs enjoyed the dog park the most. Agree with most of the reviews here ; easy to get lost since there are no trail signs; a few gates and some “ no trespassing “ signs which add to the confusion. Some muddy spots and I would call what I saw a stream, not a waterfall. Overall good exercise but probably won’t be going back.

It’s a pretty trail surrounded by lots of trees and plenty of wildlife (birds, squirrels, frogs and chipmunks...) but it’s super confusing. We ended up lost and turned around several times and finally just turned back and followed the tracks. I wish there were signs but there’s not. There’s a lot of forks that make it confusing.

Confusing where official trail begins from parking lot, sketch people with tattoos on their face loitering, trail deep and winding , not for kids.

hiking
6 months ago

Very good nature walk with the sounds of birds and a creek pretty much throughout the entire trail. There is a portion of the trail that smells like sewage but it was pretty brief. All in all it was a great hike.

Great trail, however it is very easy to get lost so bring your phone! Will definitely do again.

Very fun Trail. Start at the left of the dog park to the railroad tracks and turn right to follow the tracks. The trail gradually rises the whole way for the first half. The stream is on your right; we saw a few little waterfalls. Once you get to the gate, go a little past it and the trail continues on the left, back on the other side of the rr tracks. A lot of side trails so it can be confusing. Best to keep monitoring it online.

Very confusing! This trail has a ton of potential but it's not there yet. We started at the dog park and found the sign that said Japanese Gulch Loop Trail, this was our first mistake. Not sure why the sign is there because we followed up the hills over broken bridges and while it was some beautiful views we got completely lost. There are many different options of trails once you get to the top. In the end we got really lost ended up having to cross the river without a safe way to cross it but needed to get to the other side. I recommend you use the tracker so you can see where you are going and how far off path you are. It would be so nice to hike up these hills but it needs some signage to direct you the correct route. Once we crossed the river we realized that this was the trail we needed to be on. From the dog park you want to go to the left side, not the right. If you go down the left past the dog park you can find the start of the trail and the river will be on your right side. Very beautiful hike but probably the most confusing I've been on.

It was pretty wet and the rain was coming down but overall the trail was easy to navigate and not too strenuous

Looks like it will be a nice hike. Unfortunately, the trail is “closed” at the 3rd boardwalk. It’s passable but the trail was muddy and we decided to find another trail

Amazing views and really pretty, I can't wait to see it in the summer months when the wild roses bloom. Very muddy when I went and not maintained, still fun though just at your own risk, steep, muddy slopes, narrow trails, broken bridges to climb over, and down trees over trails!

hiking
10 months ago

We had a blast! The trail is well maintained. Perfect for those who (like us) enjoy more of a nature walk and are light hikers.

hiking
11 months ago

Mid October Sunday mid morning. Walking with our 3 dogs. Sunny and bright, temp around 60 degrees.

Trail is easy, wide with no trip hazards. Very well maintained. Mud in only one very small, easy to traverse patch. Elevation easy but our 60 year old bodies felt it at the end.

The sewer smell others have mentioned was light and only really noticeable in one small, concentrated area. There were few others on the trail, we encountered around 12 to 15 other people along the entire trail.

The woods were spectacular to walk through.

We will be back again.

Trail splits off in 3 directions 3 times in the first half mile. Had no idea where to go.

I thought this would be a quick easy hike for me. I left my phone in the car since it was right in town. Big mistake. Once up in the trees I quickly realized how many different trails there were. I started to panic because I couldn't find my way back. My dog was getting anxious because he was feeding off of my anxiety. I heard cars, planes, etc. but I was lost. Eventually I found my way down. Lesson learned...be prepared no matter how easy you think a trail will be.

I agree that it would be helpful if the trail was better marked. Lots of places where the trail split and there was no clear indication of where to go. This wouldn't be a big deal except for we brought our young children along and 4 miles is already a stretch let alone going down a path that extends the hike further. However, we enjoyed that the trail was well maintained and it was pretty cool to reach one of the ridges and see a Boeing airplane fly right over our heads.

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