60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma
by Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens (Menasha Ridge Press)
© 2016 Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.
This trail is easily accessible and isn't too hard to do in just a couple hours. You could do it in 1 hour if you didn't want to enjoy the view, but why wouldn't you want to linger with a view this exquisite! We arrived at the end of the trail about half an hour before sunset and the view was absolutely breathtaking. I wouldn't recommend this trail to someone who is rather new to hiking as it's not to strenuous. There is quite an elevation change, so take your time with it and enjoy the beauty all around!
At only 20 minutes from our apartment, I admit not expecting much. But to both mine and my wife's surprise, this trail was absolutely beautiful. Be warned though, it is a steep way down and difficult making your way back up. The end point of the trail passes underneath some train tracks which seem to come out of no where, and you step onto a gorgeous rocky beach on the Puget Sound. This trail did not disappoint in the least. You can bring dogs here, but unless your dog is in good shape, i wouldn't recommend it. Also, be prepared for a lot of mud, although the trail is quite firm. One of the best things about it is that there is a small stream running almost the whole length, and you have the very calming sound of water on your walk. Also take note that you shouldn't expect to be the only one out here. Families and couples frequent it in a decent quantity, but there is enough space between everyone that you still feel all by yourself, with time to snap a few pictures as well.
Short and sweet, indeed. It was a steep climb but very short and the view was gorgeous!
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