Experience breathtaking views of mountain scenery and the adventure of the outdoors!
The North Cascades Mountain Range, just minutes from Lynnwood, offers some of the best camping, hiking, climbing, and mountain biking in the region. Whether you prefer to stay near the water and urban areas, or want to venture deeper into the wilderness of old-growth forests, you can choose from short one hour hikes to all day or overnight excursions. Here is a sample of the many hiking, biking and climbing opportunities in and around Lynnwood.
Hiking & Biking
Throughout the area you will find miles of scenic country roads, designated trail systems and beautiful parks perfect for cycling and recreation. Here is a sample of the many trails near Lynnwood.
The Interurban Trail
Generally follows the route once used by the Interurban Trolley that ran from downtown Seattle to Everett from 1910 through 1939. Bike riders, walkers, joggers, and others enjoy traveling the 15.1 miles of designated paved trail. Website
The Burke Gilman Trail
27 mile biking and walking trail that hugs the western shore of Lake Washington. Website
Lime Kiln Trail
A seven mile, moderately difficult, historic hike along the Stillaguamish River. The elevation gain on this hike is approximately 600 feet. Website
Langus Riverfront Park and Nature Trail
A three mile paved trail perfect for walking, jogging and biking. This trail is adjacent to Snohomish River with river access, boat launch, fishing pier, shell house and rowing dock.
A short 2.5 mile hike takes you through a cool and shady forest ravine to the Puget Sound beach and views of Whidbey Island and the Olympic mountains. Website
An easy 35 mile round trip hike with an elevation gain of 200 feet. It is a flat paved trail with a dirt path alongside for horses and buggies. Website
For more information about hiking and biking trails in the Lynnwood area visit:
For those who enjoy rock climbing, visit the Index Town Wall on Highway 2. This 500 foot vertical cliff offers some of the most technical climbing challenges in the state. Three miles south of Darrington, off the Mountain Loop Highway, you will find Exfoliation Dome. Witch Doctor Wall, a 1,100 foot face, and Blueberry Hill challenge climbers with sheer faces and slabby terrain.
For those who want to experience the sport but not the elements, visit REI’s climbing wall, Pinnacle Peak, at their Alderwood Mall location.