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Lord Hill Regional Park


Lord Hill Trail Mileage


Directions to Park

Equestrian Trailhead

Lord Hill Description

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  1. Beach
  2. Horse Trailer Parking
  3. Picnic Areas
  4. Restrooms/Sanicans

**Snohomish County Park staff will doing trail work to reroute "Third Eye" May 17-25, 2022. The trail will be closed.


Ride horseback, hike, or mountain bike into the vast evergreen forest of this 1,463-acre upland nature preserve. A day's exploration of this unique wilderness park will include discovering many species of plant and animal life. And, with a little luck, you may observe a family of beavers busily constructing a dam.

The park contains over six miles of designated trails. From the higher points within the park, one can capture panoramic views of the surrounding Snohomish River valley and distant mountain ranges. View points such as Devil’s Butte Lookout or along the ridge of the Pipeline Trail are popular destinations for viewing the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges.

Trailhead parking accommodates up to 25 horse trailers and tow vehicles.

Park History

Mitchell Lord purchased 80 acres on the hill in 1879 and homesteaded on 130 acres in 1884. Devoting most of his attention to dairying, he also raised horses, sheep and hogs. 100 acres were in cultivation. His home, built on a terraced elevation overlooking the Snohomish River Valley, was one of the most imposing residences in the county.

The Parks Department secured the majority of the park property from the Department of Natural Resources and Washington State Parks through a reconveyance action.

Park Projects

Please visit our Lord Hill Park Current Projects page for the latest developments.