3. Al Borlin Park (615 Simons, Rd, Monroe, WA 98272)
A gravel path with narrower sandy offshoots, the forested riverside trail at Al Borlin Park is perhaps Monroe’s best kept secret. Located in the foothills of the Cascades, the air is fresh and little can be heard but the birds and the rushing river. It makes a great spot to wade out, take a dip, or do some fishing.
4. Kayak Point (15711 Marine Dr, Stanwood, WA 98292)
At just over a mile long, the dirt hiking path at Kayak Point is short but very sweet. Tucked inside a county park with access to the Salish Sea, this woodsy wonderland will make you forget all about the hustle and bustle outside of it.
An ideal walking, running, or what-have-you gem, this paved route makes its way alongside the scenic Snohomish River. Catch a rowing team move together in synchronicity, or a line of colored train cars chug along with you in motion.