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North Creek Park Boardwalk

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.8328, -122.2190 Map & Directions
1.8 miles of trails
Elevation Gain
51 feet
Highest Point
243 feet
The North Creek Park winding away. Photo by banana slug. Full-size image
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash

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This watershed hike offers water crossings, swaying bridges, beautiful views close to Bothell, and birds galore! Continue reading

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Hiking North Creek Park Boardwalk

This watershed hike offers water crossings, swaying bridges, beautiful views close to Bothell, and birds galore!

North Creek originates in South Everett and flows 12.6 miles southward through this park before draining into the Sammamish River near Bothell.

Built as a floating boardwalk, the trail was created by using plastic foam floats installed under decking, allowing explorers to walk through a marsh without getting their feet wet.

As you explore this lush wetland, keep an eye out for hawks, eagles, ducks, geese, hummingbirds, wrens, even woodpeckers. The winding course gives hikers solitude, and the flat grade makes it perfect for little feet.

From the north end of North Creek Park Boardwalk, it is possible to continue on the North Creek Trail all the way to McCollum Park, about 2.5 miles from the edge of the North Creek Park Boardwalk. 

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead

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Wheelchair Accessibility

The boardwalk is floating, so visitors in wheelchairs will want to be sure the area isn't flooded or the chair isn't too heavy or would make the boardwalk sink.

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North Creek Park Boardwalk

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.8328, -122.2190 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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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

Access to the North Creek Boardwalk is from 183rd Street Southeast in Mill Creek. The park at the trailhead has a nice playground by the parking lot and also has several picnic tables that overlook the wetlands.

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

Snohomish County Parks

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