Lord Hill Regional Park Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Northwest of Snohomish, a large wooded ridge more than 600 feet high has been made into a county park, used year-round. It features marshy beaver ponds, loop trails with delightful outlooks over the Snohomish valley and south to Mount Rainier, and a descent trail to the banks of the Snohomish River.
Children can enjoy these trails any time, if mud isn’t a problem, and what child doesn’t enjoy getting muddy? Mitchell Lord, for whom the park was named, owned the land and homestead until 1884. Have the kids look for his former home at the intersection of 127th Avenue SE and the old Snohomish–Monroe Highway. Today, second-growth timber covers the hills logged in the 1930s and surrounds a number of the park’s wetland ponds and springs. A map available at the trailhead suggests such destinations as Devil’s Butte Lookout, the park’s highpoint at 580 feet; Temple Ponds 1 and 2; Beaver Lake; English Pond; and Bald Hill Pond."