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Pigeon Creek Trail

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.9808, -122.2168 Map & Directions
Length
1.9 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
121 feet
Highest Point
41 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
Pigeon Creek beach. Photo by wafflesnfalafel. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Coast

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

The Pigeon Creek Trail takes you for a stroll along Everett's industrial waterfront. Watch the Port of Everett operate, relax on the beach, watch for trains, and enjoy bird watching from the end of the trail. Continue reading

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Hiking Pigeon Creek Trail

The Pigeon Creek Trail takes you for a stroll along Everett's industrial waterfront. Watch the Port of Everett operate, relax on the beach, watch for trains, and enjoy bird watching from the end of the trail. Walk along a paved surface, next to the railroad tracks, as you make your way from the Port to Pigeon Creek Beach.

Begin your walk on the north side, from Terminal Avenue. Make your way south, passing by the BNSF lower and upper lines. The upper line turns and dives into a tunnel that takes it to downtown Everett. The path is fenced on the side of the Port to prevent people from entering, but you can still watch the cranes, trains, and automobiles work.

Pigeon Creek Beach is at the southern end of the trail, and it is a nice landscaped viewpoint where you can look south to Mukilteo, across Possession Sound at the Olympics, and north to Camano Island. There are plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing. You may see eagles, ospreys, herons, and hear sea lions.

The trail is open from dawn until dusk. There is no longer pedestrian access from Bond Street, so you must begin the trail at Terminal Avenue across the railroad. Pay attention to posted warnings and notices.

Hike Description Written by
McKenzie Carlson, WTA Correspondent

Pigeon Creek Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.9808, -122.2168 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

The Pigeon Creek Trail is closed on weekdays during the winter months

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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 downtown Everett, drive west on Everett Avenue (Highway 529) all the way until you reach the shipyard. Continue straight across W Marine View Drive onto Terminal Avenue. Follow Terminal Ave where parking is available in designated parking areas.

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

Port of Everett, City of Everett

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