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Fobes-Ebey Slough Dike Road Trail

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.9619, -122.1269 Map & Directions
Length
3.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
13 feet
Highest Point
13 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
The flat gravel trail of Fobes Slough on an overcast day. Photo by Tiffany Chou. Full-size image
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Spend some time in the quiet countryside on a wide gravel trail just a few miles away from the city of Everett. Continue reading

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Hiking Fobes-Ebey Slough Dike Road Trail

Spend some time in the quiet countryside on a wide gravel trail next to a calm river just a few miles away from the city. 

The trail begins behind a barrier gate on the west side of the parking area. The gravel trail is wide and flat for the entirety of the hike. Continue for 0.1 miles and the trail will turn toward the left. 

Here, the trail begins to hug the east side of Ebey Slough, which it will for the remainder of the hike. Enjoy walking by the peaceful river, watching geese and ducks float by. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a great blue heron.

The trail is flanked by grass, trees, and thorny blackberry bushes; be careful if you approach the edge of the trail. In 0.4 miles, views open up of the farmland around you as the trees beside the trail disappear. 

The trail continues for 1 mile, and ends at a gate. You may see and hear cows from nearby farms here. You are likely to find a quiet solitary moment here, before heading back to the trailhead the way you came. 

Hike Description Written by
Tiffany Chou, WTA Correspondent

Fobes-Ebey Slough Dike Road Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.9619, -122.1269 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From I-5, take exit 194 and continue on Highway 2 east for about 3 miles. Take the Snohomish-Bickford Avenue exit, and take the right fork toward Bickford Avenue. Continue on Bickford Avenue for 0.3 miles, then take a slight right onto 83rd Avenue SE. Continue for 0.4 miles and take a sharp right onto Fobes Road. Continue for 1 mile. The parking area is on your left, marked by 2 wooden posts. 

The short dirt road into the parking area and the dirt parking area itself both have multiple very large potholes, and a high-clearance vehicle is recommended even though the road in is not long. There is space for 5 or 6 cars.

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

Snohomish County Parks

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