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

Starts off on gravel. You can take a trail to the top of the falls as well.

Pretty easy hike, beautiful nature. Will definitely do it again!

Great little hike. Mostly on a gravel road. Then you get off the gravel and the falls are right there! We did notice a trail that goes up to the top of the falls for next time! Round trip with exploring was 4 miles.

went hiking here on Saturday. Good hike, easy to get lost on side trails but adds to adventure! Good steep hills with pretty nature scenery.

on Explorer Falls Trail

1 month ago

Enjoyable walk in; really pretty.

We took the dogs out for a hike and we weren’t disappointed. Temple pond is beautiful and the rest of the park was fun to explore. We will definitely be back!

The falls are pretty, the hike is fairly level/flat and follows gravel roads most of the way. Easy and not too long!

Went on Sunday 3/11/18.. beautiful weather! Went with friends, 4 younger kids, 2 toddlers and a tween. All enjoyed the hike to the falls and no one complained! A great starter hike!

Enjoyed the walk. A lot of up and down. Good workout.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun, easy trail that the dogs loved. Was worthwhile to cross the stream and follow the trail up to the top of the falls. Would highly recommend.

Not accessible. The river that needs to be crosses is moving way to fast. And the road out is not passable unless you have a truck.

Hiking/walking. Nice quiet place- lots of different trail options- the few bikes I pass, were Courteous and respectful of the rules. There we’re 3 Gentlemen clearing the main trail of fallen trees- I thank you very much. This area would be great for beginners and/or small children or even the older folks with troubled knees, etc (like my mom who has arthritis in her knees) Or for those who don’t want to travel far for a walk in the woods. I WILL DEFINITELY RETURN.

My only issue is dogs off leash and bags of poop left on the side of trail. Easy solution- tie the poop bag to your dogs leash/harness/collar, etc. my dog happens to not be female dog friendly and having to pick her because another dog isn’t on leash- very frustrating, since My dog cannot participate at off leash dog parks. PLEASE LEASH YOUR DOG AND CARRY THEIR POOP WITH YOU. If you feel the need to have your dog off leash, there are specific parks designed for such activities.

Short, 2.4 miles out and back to a pretty waterfall.

it us a well marked trail with spray paint. it was a easy hike, on a nicer day I may even try to climb to the top of the tidge

My toddler who is 4 loved it! Easy! Fun family time yesterday in January sun!

hiking
4 months ago

Neat little adventure hike with spray paint marking the way. If you want to go up to the waterfall I'd suggest waterproof shoes that go up to at least the ankle to cross the creek, it's cooooold!

Clear trails some muddy spots but not bad at all. Lots of fallen leaves.

hiking
6 months ago

It was a lot of fun! Not too wet for November at all! The dogs had a blast

We did this hike with our 7 year old and he loved it. We couldn't see Beaver Lake behind the tall grass in August, but I would guess it's visible other times of the year. We actually skipped part of the trail by taking pipeline trail. It's a little steep and it's not shaded, but still good.

walking
6 months ago

This trail is great for walking, running, biking, horse back riding, skateboarding, rollerblading and is very kid friendly. It's a paved trail with occasional side trail that parallels the trail (mainly for horse back riding). It is a very active trail with multiple places to start.

On the Snohomish side on the trial, you have a skate park, library, a boys and girls club, a soccer dome closeby and other things I may not have mentioned. As you walk North the trail crosses many busy roads with cross walks. It passes by my daughter's middle school. There are many places where the trail feels secluded between black berry bushes. There is a nice park by the Machias area where my brother and I used to play as kids. This area has grown and become quit popular. I have not traveled North of Lake Stevens but I do see it cross a busy road with a light for traffic in the Marysville area. However I do not know much more. There is many places where the trail crosses creeks and rivers. fun place to enjoy the sounds.

This trail is very kid friendly and easy for kids of all ages. Strollers are widely used. Bikers will easily sneak up if they don't announce themselves behind you (This includes rollerbladers). I've seen several people with dogs on leases and highly trained off lease dogs. I've also seen horses on the trail.

road biking
7 months ago

Love the not busy parts of the trail! Smooth and beautiful! I've biked it, walked it, skatedboarded it and rollerbladed it! :)

Short kid friendly hike! My 7 year old loved it. Beautiful falls.

Nice flat hike for those with an aversion to heights. Personally I find this area pleasant but a little dull compared to the numerous mountain trails we have in Washington.
Our vehicle was also broken into while we were hiking and my wife lost her purse. The jerks who robbed us seemed to be waiting to pounce because we were not gone long and they were shopping at the nearest Walmart and Target with our credit cards. Be cautious.

walking
8 months ago

Easy path to walk, paved.

nature trips
8 months ago

Nice and long and flat for my longboard, a little too crowded for me though, but only some parts!

I recommend if your vehicle can take it, to drive down the gravel road to the trail head and park on the side of the road. I also recommend lots of bug spray because the flys will follow you for miles. The hike was easy and worth it none the less. Beautiful for pictures and a good workout if you decide to make the climb up to the top of the falls.

hiking
9 months ago

A nice, sort, fairly easily hike. It was very quiet during the Thursday afternoon that I went. The falls are small, and the pools have interesting things to look at.

great cardio on my bike but watch out for a massive amount of stinging nettles all over the place right now.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail easy to follow lots of little orange marks or signs however there are ALOT of flies and they bite! So just be prepared for that and have fun! There's two ways to go, up to the top(which is difficult and steep) or walk up the river a bit and see an amazing little waterfall (what I recommend)

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