The Hiker Mama

Meadowdale Beach Park

Distance:  The trail is 1 1/4 mile from top to bottom. 

Elevation Gain:  Trail is flat to moderately steep. You’ll lose 425 feet in elevation on the way down.

Season: Year-round

Directions:  From Seattle take I-5 north to Exit 183.  Turn left at the exit and go west (left) on 164th St. SW, which curves into 168th St. SW  Turn right onto Hwy 99 , then left on 164th St. SW.  Turn right onto 52nd Ave. W, then left onto 160th St. SW. Turn right onto 56th Ave. W and then left on 156th St. SW.  The park is at the end of the road.

Description:  The trail travels through Lund’s Gulch, where there are some large trees and a creek.  It ends at a lovely beach on Puget Sound.  There are a few benches to rest along the way. Note: Occasionally the pedestrian tunnel to the beach is closed, with no detour. Check current access on the Snohomish County Parks website.

Links:  Click here to read more about Meadowdale Beach Park.  Here is a map of the park.  Print out a native plant walk here.


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