Explore the most popular walking 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.

First, won’t call it a hike so much as a walk...

The trail is rated as Moderate, probably because of the tricky directions. The walk is not hard though. Until you get to the stream, the directions are good but the access road continues, so STOP and turn right into the trees at the stream!!

Then the path to the base of the waterfall is easy to miss (you essentially need to start hopping rocks along the side of the stream). There’s a cave at the base of the waterfall, so that was cool.

The path to the TOP of the waterfall, however, was easy to spot, starting across the stream; but be warned: it’s a quick but very short ~200’ elevation climb, and getting to the top of the waterfall involves climbing over logs on a steep downward slope.

Most of the trail is just a flat gravel access road, so probably won’t do it again, but it was worth the easy adventure with some friends.

Overall great hike/trail walk, not hard at all. There are a bunch of different paths that you can go on. My dog had a fun time exploring, and most people leash their dogs which keeps it safe and friendly. The trail itself is pretty well maintained, but a heads up since it’s also a horse trail there’s lots of droppings everywhere, so wear shoes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Awesome hike! Took my 4 year old with. The trail up to the top of the waterfall is mildly difficult and quite steep, at the top you can sit by the falls but you don’t get a great view. At the bottom of the waterfall is absolutely beautiful. A small pool of water and a cool little hole in the side of the mountain. The trail is very well marked with painted orange arrows on the trees. A good hike just be prepared to carry your little ones all the way back to the car lol

trail running
9 days ago

The first part of the trail is an old gravel road then the trail turns into more like pine needles and dirt. I was the only one there in the tiny parking lot and trail. I was running and missed the trail to the right for the "falls." I couldn't see the falls once there due to the overgrowth of plants and trees. I ran 4 miles total out and back but could have kept going on the old closed logging roads. It was a pretty and quiet run but I probably won't do it again.

I took my three boys, 17, 14 and 14 on this nice hike (very close to home, yet secluded and beautiful) I have lived near here for 20 years and didn’t know about this hike. Really enjoyable, great access, easy few hours of fun.

hiking
11 days ago

Not really a hike, more of a nature walk, very level ground. Also trail is closed part way down, with no warning prior to starting the trail.

This was a decent trail. Not my favorite but it was a good work out. The loop we ended up taking to the viewpoint was 4.4 miles and our kids (youngest being 5) had no problem doing it. The hardest part was the little scurry up to the viewpoint. I would definitely suggest printing a map to bring with you unless your phone has good gps with the trails marked. There were so many different trails that we would have gotten really turned around if we didn’t have the map that we printed. The turn to the viewpoint wasn’t marked either. There were LOTS of huckleberries along this trail and the kids saw a buck not too far away from them too. This is a good trail if you are looking for an easy outing.

Water is high so there is no beach to speak of right now. River trail is also quite overgrown (closing in from sides). That time of year! Nettles and mosquitos as you get close to water. Climb was greater than I expected but dogs and I enjoyed it! Will return for the lake loop and the river later in the summer.

Went with 3 girls and a friend. Was a easy hike getting to the falls, but then decided we wanted to go up to the top of the waterfall and that was a elevated, workout hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Took my dog, ‘trail’ access from the access road has a huge burm with logs stacked, deep and steep ditch on the other side blocking the trail. Little water coming over the falls. Looked like someone living in the woods there with dogs off-leash. Once past the obstacles it is a very nice hike.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great hike to start out the season with! Went with two teens and our dog. Perfect weather. Water flow at the falls was good.

Probably fine if you live close by. But, really just a network of wooded trails. Supposedly the Lake has dried up. Also, you’re sharing the trail with horses and bicycles as well.

great hike! I would recommend going earlier though, we started at about 9am and maybe ran into 3 people but towards the end it was very heavily trafficked.

Very nice hike, mostly gravel. I would also highly recommend bug spray.

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!

nature trips
2 months ago

Easy. Pretty. Tranquil.

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.

Perfect 3.5 mile hike. Very green, wide path at the start then most of it is fairly narrow. Can get very muddy but our dogs loved it. Did not pass anyone once we entered the red barn trail.

on Explorer Falls Trail

3 months 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!

Didn’t know this consisted of several other trails which was nice but confusing since some trails aren’t marked on the map and caused us to go in circles LOL. But, was nice nonetheless.

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.

Great trails and are marked!

Very muddy this time of year. Also to me the trails were not marked very well. We could not find the 360 lookout on the pipeline trail. It was still a good walk in the woods. Beaver lake was very pretty just hard to get really close to.

hiking
5 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.

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