Mukilteo is blessed with natural beauty and offers several hiking trails perfect for a day in nature. Some you may have heard of, like the Japanese Gulch. Mukilteo also has some beginner trails perfect for those looking for a leisurely stroll.
Japanese Gulch Trails
Japanese Gulch is a hundred acre urban forest that contains some of Mukilteo’s most popular hiking trails. A 3.5-mile loop trail starts from the trailhead parking at the North End 44th Avenue West and takes you through a lush forest, across a small creek, and along several pathways. The section to the North provides views through the trees of Puget Sound, and Hat Island. The trail is well-maintained and suitable for hikers of all skill levels. If you stay toward the top, it is reasonably level, but if you head down toward the larger creek along the railroad tracks or down to the other entrance at the Dog Park along 5th street be prepared for a hill climb on the way back up to the ridge. You can bring your furry friends along, as the trail is pet-friendly. Mountain biking is also a popular alternative. Read more about it here.
Big Gulch Trail
The Big Gulch Trail is a 2.6-mile hiking trail that offers a more challenging experience. The trail is steep in some places and can be rocky, but the views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains at the lower end can make it worth the effort. The trailhead is at the end of 92nd Street or you can connect from behind the Mukilteo library and is open year-round. The trail may not be ideal for beginners or young children especially since you head downhill first but need to return uphill to get back to your car. Read more about it here.
Harbour Pointe Trail
The Harbour Pointe Trail is a 3.5-mile trail that winds through a residential area in Mukilteo. The trail is flat and easy to navigate, making it perfect for beginners or those looking for a more leisurely stroll. You’ll enjoy water views, small parks, and beautiful houses along the way. The trailhead is located on Harbour Pointe Boulevard and is open year-round.
Mukilteo, WA, offers several hiking trails perfect for anyone looking to spend a day in nature. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, there is a trail for you in Mukilteo. So, pack your hiking boots or at least some shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy, bring some water and snacks, and explore some of our gulches and enjoy the natural beauty of this coastal city.
Did you forget your gear or other supplies? Stop by the Nature Together Shop in Old Town to find guides and more.