Meadowdale Beach County Park

Edmonds, Washington 98026

Meadowdale Beach County Park

Meadowdale Beach County Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Meadowdale is a valuable rarity among the many good Puget Sound beachfront parks, thanks to restricted road access to the shore. This makes it a great choice for hikers who will enjoy the descent on an easy trail along Lunds Creek, which runs through a beautiful forest on the way to the beach."

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"Even the tramp, tramp, tramp of many feet along this popular route won’t detour amblers and walkers from enjoying this fine urban trail. The rewards and pleasures are many—not the least of which are a deep, cool forest and arrival at trail’s end on the shores of Puget Sound. Then there is the subtle beauty of a rare (for our area) forest tree and the autumnal arrival of chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) in Lunds Gulch Creek. All things considered, Meadowdale County Park is a marvelous treasure." Read more

Meadowdale Beach County Park Reviews

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9/2/2017
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!
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4/16/2011
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.
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10/1/2010
Short and sweet, indeed. It was a steep climb but very short and the view was gorgeous!
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Trail Information

Edmonds
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.5
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 to 2 hours
Duration
Hikable year-round, daily, 7 .am.–sunset (beach closes 30 minutes before sunset)
Season
400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
feet
Top Elevation
Local Contacts
USGS Edmonds East
Local Maps