Getting in nature and hiking the fresh outdoors any time of year is something amazing. Here in Washington State, and Seabrook in particular, hiking is an experience like none other – shimmering sunrays, lush vegetation, budding flowers, green grass, and fresh pathways. Whatever draws you to the open air, you’ll find “it” walking and hiking here.
Elk Creek Trail
Venture down the Elk Creek Trail accessible from the Hidden Coast Scenic Byway and through the Elk Creek neighborhood and view the windswept trees mainly comprised of spruce and hemlock all throughout the conservation area. The best part about this trail? You’ll wind up at the beach!
Take a whimsical walk down the Gnome Trail and see what you can spot! Just go past the Old Stump in the Mill District or come from the bottom through the South of Market neighborhood or from the Hidden Coast Scenic Byway. Did you know you can build your own gnome house to add to the trail, too?
North Glen Hiking Trail
Try out one of the many access points of the North Glen hiking trail and meander through varying forest terrain for a shorter or longer distance, depending on your preference. This newer trail winds seamlessly through the forest, ending at the North Glen neighborhood with pathways leading to the beach access staircase.
Townside Hiking Trail
For a quick dip into the forest, the Townside Hiking Trail is another one with varying terrain with paths leading back into town at several points. Whether you begin in the Madison, Alderwood, or Mill District, these trails make for a quick and refreshing hike.
Alderwood Hiking Trail
The Alderwood hiking trail winds through one of the dense forests between the beautiful Seabrook neighborhoods. The trail slops gently downward with several pathway options to drop off into neighborhoods if you want to take a shortcut or take part in a shorter hike. Be on the lookout at trail crossings with possible mountain bikers.