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.