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

This was a great trail and I really enjoyed my walk/hike today on it! It’s is mostly unpaved with a paved section that follows downsize a running creek. The day was beautiful, but with the trail sort of going down, what I would call a crevasse between to higher sections filled with trees, it stayed a little chilly. It was totally worth the hike down and the beautiful sound waterfront end was a magnificent reward! It was lightly traveled today and I pretty much had the long stretch of beach to myself and my dog. I would say this more an easy trail and believe the intermediate rating is because your hike going back is all uphill. I would consider it a little strenuous for an older out of shape person but it is definitely easily doable and gives you that accomplished feeling. My tracker showed my walk at 3.10 miles from start to end. Trail starts at a weird location next to the building on the left.

Nice easy trail, relaxing with great views.

Great trail for beginners like me! Clean and fresh air. No dog poop.

So pretty, easy walk! Dog friendly and it wasn’t that crowded.

Easy walk with a romantic aura to it, by the water. Good workout. Great ocean views.

Wouldn’t rate as moderate. Very easy walk. 3 miles round trip. Pretty cool scenery. Nice little beach area.

Great hike today.

nature trips
9 days ago

It’s a decent trail. Mainly creeksode walking. Random sitting benches. One recommendation would be to put a honey bucket or some sort of restroom somewhere along the trail for those of us who like being hydrated... but at the end of the trail is a great view of sea life and the water. Sunset is beautiful on a nice day.

A nice trail for a short outing. About 3 miles round trip and not difficult. There are even a couple of benches along the way if you wanted to rest. It ends right on the Sound with beautiful views. It's definitely one we will do again. Great for families. We plan on going back in the summer.

No birds when we went, but lots of interesting driftwood and rocks to examine. We just drove up to the reserve boundary, parked on the side of the road, and walked from there. Not really a hike, but an enjoyable stroll.

It seems that most of this park has been logged out. Pretty ugly if you ask me. There are parts of it as I hiked through trees which are pretty cool, there are some ok views but I would never go back here to hike. May be a great mountain biking area though. And there are cabins to rent which looked pretty cool near the river.

trail running
14 days ago

Beautiful blue bird day.

Loved walking this trail with my pup!

trail running
17 days ago

Great paved road for running.

18 days ago

This trail offers a picturesque view of the bay and downtown Seattle. But the constant traffic noise is somewhat irritating.

18 days ago

The views.

this one had a beautiful off Trail which is called the devil's Punchbowl I thought that was beautiful and amazing and it's not hard at all super easy a stroller with big wheels could even go on

Nice wide trail beautiful trees , best part was getting to the water

It's a good little trail. We saw eagles, hawks, ducks and geese. There is a log across the trail but it wasn't hard to cross.

No trail exists to get to the lake! Made the hike a little over halfway up. Logging mess had completely put the gravel trail to a dead end. There is no sign of any other trail to get to the lake. I roughed my way through some of the mess covered in 6” of snow to get next to (and even in) May Creek and follow that up to the lake, but it’s not a feasible option. Had to turn around and call this a wasted day. Only reason it even got 2 stars is because the creek was pretty nice when I crawled my way out to it. Don’t waste your time

It's a park, not a hiking trail, over-crowded in the summer. If you're adventurous you can walk along the river to some interesting areas.

1 month ago

This is not a trail and not a loop. This is just a paved straight flat path 3.1 miles long. So 6 miles is back and forth. This is basically a city park. The trail also doesn't follow the creek and strays quite far away from it. I frankly don't understand why is it even listed here.

1 month ago

Nice local hike for my family getting ready for backpacking this summer. Don't forget your discovery pass or 10 dollars for the fee area.

Trail is overgrown, but a very nice hike none the less. Less people hike this due to trail conditions, better for you and I! Clear cut area and gravel trail/road are it’s only dings.

Really interesting signage, great walk for kids, beautiful views.

Definitely worth the walk! Flanks the north side of Lake Crescent. Beautiful views.

1 month ago

good walk. we did it with our dog on leash in january. (bit muddy on the islands but good)

It's an easy trail and kid friendly. when it opened up to the Sound at the end, we parked our strollers and let the kids find crabs on the beach and follow the old railroad tracks. There are some steep hillsides that made me nervous with my toddlers running, but beautiful scenery.

Was very beautiful walk. Not hard and my 8 year old was able to run down and back up. Very clean and a lot of good photo ops!

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