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Get Smiles For Miles in Everett

Make Everett your base camp and launching point as you explore the PNW this fall. This time of year is what the Pacific Northwest is all about -- the fall colors, the coziness, the coffee, comfort food and, beer. Let's see what awaits you in this charming mill town.

Walking Trails & Hiking

Everett's at the edge of the Salish Sea. Rivers, forested hills, and mountains are a quick jaunt away from the city. So there's no shortage of places to take in the fall weather. Pro tip: bring waterproof, breathable layers and waterproof shoes. There's no such thing as bad weather, only wrong choices in clothing.

Urban Hiking 

The Everett Waterfront has many trails that take you past boats and seaside restaurants. Love dogs? Japanese Gulch offers hikers a trail system that winds through the forested hills over Mukilteo. Visit Lowell Riverfront Trail near downtown for an enjoyable leaf-strewn trail next to the Snohomish River.

Rural hiking

Moderate hikers in search of a day hike will love the alpine Lake 22 just up the Mountain Loop Highway. The easy Lime Kiln Trail takes hikers to a giant kiln in the forest. Heybrook Lookout is an old fire lookout in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, some forty minutes from downtown Everett.

Please remember to respect the land and the locals. Pack out your trash, stay on the trails, and come prepared with the 10 essentials.

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Coffee, Crafts Bevs & Comfort Food

The best part of hiking in the fall is warming up afterward with the perfect cuppa joe or a savory burger. Everett's got bites and sips for days, that's for sure. Here's how to wet your whistle when you're back from your adventure.


It's what the PNW does best. If you like third-wave craft coffee in a modern cafe, check out Narrative Coffee. Cafe Makario offers whimsical modern Korean takes on coffee and tea. There's nothing else quite like it. In-house roasts and no-nonsense delicious espresso is what Craken Coffee in South Everett is all about.

Craft Beverages

Bottoms up. The Independent Beer Bar has a rotating tap list and a historic bar right in the heart of downtown. Get your own growlers and crowlers (yep, it's a thing) at Toggle's Bottle Shop on Hewitt. And on a balmy autumn day, there's nothing like a brew on the patio at At Large Brewing Co. 

Comfort Food

Stick-to-your-ribs goodness. Fresh food enthusiasts rejoice: Capers and Olives serves up from-scratch pastas and meat dishes. Their salad game is no joke, either. The New Mexicans is best known by locals for their cinnamon rolls that are the size of your face. Plus they dish up southern comfort food like chili, chicken, and cornbread. Or, if you love a bowl full of hot soup after a day on the chilly trail, try Pho Ha on Colby to warm yourself up.

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Visit This is Everett for more of the best trip-planning ideas. 


Dine al fresco at the feet of mountains, have your pick of local wine along the seaside, or devour authentic arancini in the heart of town.

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