9 Best Fall Hikes near EvCC

The greenery and stairs at Big Gulch make it a beautiful place to walk through.

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The greenery and stairs at Big Gulch make it a beautiful place to walk through.

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Sometimes choosing which hike or trail to go on can be overwhelming. Living in the Pacific Northwest provides hikers with an abundance of options.

Jeanne Leader, Dean of Arts and Learning Resources at EvCC, is a passionate and experienced hiker. She is a hiker that loves challenging hikes. Leader was interviewed and her favorite hikes were Rainier Burroughs and Mount Sawyer. A few tips she advised for beginners is to never go hiking alone,  be helpful and talk to people on your trip and always let someone know you’re out hiking. Leader also advised to bring supplies such as water and the right gear, start with a hike that is enjoyable, try a new hike each time, and last of all, don’t listen to music while you’re hiking.  Here are some beautiful hikes and trails near EvCC that would make your fall complete.


Easy Trails: 1-3 miles

  • Big Gulch

2.6 miles round trip

9 miles from EvCC

Address: Big Gulch Trail System

9600 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo, WA 98275

Features: Wildlife, kid-friendly, dog-friendly, meadows/wildflowers, lakes

No Parking Pass/Entry Fee

  • Lowell Riverfront Trail

3.0 miles round trip

13 miles from EvCC

Address: The Lowell Riverfront Trail

Everett, WA 98203

Features: Kid-friendly, dog-friendly, river, wildlife, mountain views

No Parking Pass/Entry Fee

  • Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary

2.0  miles round trip

8 miles from EvCC

Address: Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary

7007 Seaway Blvd, Everett Wa 98203

Features: Wildlife, kid-friendly, lakes

No Parking Pass/Entry Fee


Moderate Hikes and Trails: 4-6 miles

  • Arlington Airport Trail

6.0 miles round trip

27 miles from EvCC

Address: Airport Trail

Arlington, WA 98223

Features: Mountain views, kid-friendly, pet-friendly

No parking pass or entry fee

  • Lake Twentytwo

5.4 miles round trip

28 miles from EvCC

Address: 33515 Mountain Loop

Hwy, Granite Falls, WA 98252

Features: Waterfalls, rivers, lakes, old growth, wildlife, meadows, wildflowers, dog-friendly, kid-friendly, mountain views

No entry fee but Northwest Forest Pass required

  • Cherry Creek Falls

5.0 miles round trip

37 miles from EvCC

Address: Cherry Creek Falls Trailhead,

16819 319th Ct NE, Duvall, WA 98019

Features: Kid-friendly, dog-friendly

No Parking Pass/Entry Fee


Challenging Hikes and Trails: 7+ miles

  • Lime Kiln Trail

7.0 miles round trip

25 miles from EvCC

Address: Lime Kiln Trail

Granite Falls, WA 98252

Features: Rivers, kid-friendly, dog-friendly

No parking pass or entry fee

  • Lord Hill Regional Park

10.0 miles round trip

4.9 miles from EvCC

Address: Lord Hill Regional Park

South Lower Parking

13823 Old Tester Rd, Snohomish, 98290

Features: Lake, wildlife, mountain view, wildflowers/meadows, dog-friendly, kid


No Parking Pass/Entry Fee

The autumn leaves at Lord Hill make it perfect fall hike.


  • Tolt-MacDonald Park

12.0 miles round trip

36 miles from EvCC

Address: 31020 NE 40th St, Carnation, WA 98014

Features: Rivers, Dog-friendly, kid-friendly

No Parking Pass/Entry field

Tolt MacDonald River Bridge


For more information about hikes and trails click here.

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9 Best Fall Hikes near EvCC