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Spencer Island

Puget Sound and Islands

Trip Report By

WTA Member




Hiked Jul 5, 2020

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Obstacles on trail:
    Overgrown in places.


Road suitable for all vehicles


No bugs


Snow free

For those who like urban walks, this is one of my favorites in the Everett area. Today we were greeted at the TH (Langus shellhouse parking) with the view of a mama and baby seal hanging out on a log in the river. We could walk down the boat ramp and get some nice views w/o disturbing them. The paved trail has been taken out, and seeded with grass. From the signage, it looks like they are repaving it in the fall along the gravel path. We did not see the eagles today. When we got to the island, it was amazing to see how GREEN it was and how tall the cattails were!! Since this is normally a winter walk, the change was startling. The tide was also way out so there was very little water running thru the channels. The thing of note for this trail is the far side by the river is way overgrown, with rough uneven trail. There is absolutely NO way to step off the trail, unless you enjoy blackberry stickers and nettle stings. Wear a bandana or buff when you meet people. This part could really use a weed whip. We only saw 2 people on this section. We did see where the deer had bedded down by the trail, we figured they were probably way back in the trees by the river hiding in the shade. We did see a heron catching a meal, song sparrows and lots of swallows. I forgot my camera, the pictures are soaringeagle's