Favorite Winter Walks in the Seattle Area: Lord Hill Regional Park
Another one of our favorite winter walks or hikes is Lord Hill Regional Park near Snohomish. I originally blogged about it on our first trip in 2010. It is one of our favorites to do in the Fall or Winter. I don’t know why we do not go more often since it is not too far.
We needed to run some errands today. One of the errands was a trip to Snohomish to Steubers Distributing. It is a old-time wholesale company specializing in farm and nursery supplies. G used to buy soil and pots when he had his nursery. You don’t need to be a business to shop there but it seems to not be as known by the casual gardener. G needed to pick up some perlite and soil so we headed off to Snohomish. We also wanted to do a hike in the woods. Lord Hill came to mind since it is not far from downtown Snohomish.
The drive across Ebby’s Slough got us in the fall mood. There were flocks of geese flying south in V formation. Mt. Rainier and the foothills were visible in the distance even though it was slightly overcast. The plan was to pick up supplies we needed at Steubers and then head to Lord Hill for a walk.
The parking lot had about 8 cars when we arrived. It wasn’t cold at all and we picked up a map at the kiosk. We looked over the trails and decided to head to the West loop for a change. We usually go to point 630 with the gorgeous views over Snohomish River but we decided to do the West View trail and loop along Devil’s Bluff.
We were hoping for some fall color and we were not disappointed. The recent rains and winds had blown down much of the big leaf maple leaves. The trails were covered with leaf litter. I love the rustle of leaves as you walk along the trails. It was a little muddy and slippery but overall not bad.
It took us about 1 ½ hours to do the 3 mile loop. We missed the views but it was so invigorating to get outside.
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