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Snohomish County, WA

Snohomish County begins 12 miles north of Seattle, a little under 100 miles south of Vancouver, and a short ferry ride away from the San Juan Islands or Olympic Peninsula, Snohomish County is ideally situated for exploring the entire Pacific Northwest.

Hiking, Camping & Nature

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Artfully bordered by the cool waters of Puget Sound, the crisp call of the Cascade Mountains and your own curiosity, Snohomish County can truly make you feel different from the moment you arrive!  Access to the great outdoors is only minutes from our urban centers. Due to out temperate climate, Snohomish County is the perfect destination for family adventures and outdoor fun throughout the year.

Wiggle your toes in the sandy beaches and warm shallow waters of Jetty Island, off the coast of Everett, while you watch dozens of kite boarders race across the water. Watch bald eagles feast on spawned salmon as you gently float down a river. Try your luck at fishing—salmon anglers and trout seekers have a heyday here! Discover some of the finest public golf courses in the Puget Sound and explore our family friendly walking and hiking trails, many of which are also great for biking. Visit one of our many parks and enjoy an afternoon of picnicking, people watching, or wildlife watching. Like more adventure? Grab your paddle and head for one of four major river systems that offer a full range of kayaking and rafting experiences. Like more excitement? Rock climbing, snow skiing, skydiving and scuba diving are all options. Find your adventure here!

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Granite Falls

In 1954, the world's longest vertical-slot salmon fish ladder was constructed to allow spawning in the...

Pilchuck Community Park

A 24.2-acre property between 6th St.Bridge (86th St. SE) and 88th St. SE, east of the City of Snohomish and...

Index Cliff

The Index Town Walls sit just off Highway 2 near the town of Index. The area houses a high concentration of...

North View Park

Located on the waterfront at the northern end of the city, this park offers exciting views of Jetty Island and...

Ebey Island Dog Park

The Ebey Island Dog Park is the only privately operated free public dog park in the US. Open to all at no...

Rhody Ridge Arboretum

A unique botanical park, Rhody Ridge offers visitors an 11-acre showcase of flowering beauty and natural...

McCollum Park

McCollum Park is a 78 acre family-oriented park, rich, combination of natural habitats and supports a wide...

Silver Creek Park

A 10.11-acre property, accessed via 180th St. SE and 20th Dr. SE, just south of the City of Mill Creek. Park...