Lord Hill Regional Park Trail

Snohomish, Washington 98296

Lord Hill Regional Park Trail

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."

More Lord Hill Regional Park Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Located south of the Old Monroe–Snohomish Road and north of the Snohomish River, Lord Hill Regional Park is a relatively unknown circuit of intermediate trails. The 1,300-acre park is crisscrossed with more than 10 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Most of them are old logging roads wide enough for as many as four bikes to ride comfortably side by side. Unfortunately, not all of them are open to mountain biking, and some of the bike trails are closed during winter to protect the trail surface.

The majority of trails in Lord Hill Park are veiled by a thick canopy forest that keeps them moist and tacky, providing slot car–like traction. However, after a short burst of rain, the trails can become wet and muddy even mid- to late summer. Please pay attention to seasonal closures (November to April) of various trails. The 3 or 4 miles of singletrack reserved, although not exclusively, for fat-tire folks are challenging due to rocks, roots, and routinely slippery conditions. The lack of serious climbing makes the ride ideal for lower intermediate cyclists who want to improve their skills. Trail surface: Maintained gravel trails; hard-pack dirt with roughly a mile of technical riding over roots, rocks, and slippery obstacles."

"Explore this network of trails cut through former timberlands once owned by farmer and dairyman Mitchell Lord. Lord Hill’s trails vary from wide roads that are occasionally used by park officials to small, brush-lined paths to secluded lakeshores. Wander through a mixed forest of alder and maple interlaced with fir and hemlock as you explore trails leading to eight ponds and lakes as well as to the riverside.

The park is a decent hiking destination during the winter. It’s close and easily accessible, but still large enough to feel like you’re getting out into nature. During warmer weather this is a great place for youngsters to get out into the woods for the day, but be prepared to share the mixed-use trails with mountain bikers and equestrians."

Lord Hill Regional Park Trail Reviews

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3/21/2018
This park was wonderful!! There are so many trails and you can really spend the whole day out there if you like or you can do a quick half hour loop if you prefer. We saw people with kids, a few people with their dogs, and some bikers. We would definitely recommend this park to all types of outdoors-people because there are different types of trails and different ability levels. Some of the trails aren’t marked which we thought was great because it made it more adventurous! We are lunch beside the Snohomish River and enjoyed seeing deer, snakes, and various types of birds. (Don’t worry they were tiny little snakes; my husband assured me they’re totally harmless). We also saw several different types of footprints which was fun. Highly recommend this trail system for a fun day.
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3/21/2012
Spent 3 hours hiking around with my dog. The maps posted around are the easiest to read but there are some really great views. There are a few "piles" left on the trails from the horses but not a big bother. Trails are in great shape and well maintained. There is a port-a-john in the parking lot for those who dare. I'll be back for another lovley afternoon.
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8/20/2009
I went mountain biking here. Nice trails for the most part, easy to navigate the trail system. Not the most amazing single track you'll find, but not a bad place to ride if you live in the area and dont want to make a longer drive. The climb back to the parking lot seems steeper and harder than it did coming down. Horses and hikers also use these trails.
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Trail Information

Snohomish
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Day hike
Duration
Year round
Season
100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
400 feet
Top Elevation
Mountain Biking
Additional Use
USGS Maltby
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Nov 2018