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Ebey Waterfront Trail

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
48.0486, -122.1771 Map & Directions
2.9 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
92 feet
Highest Point
25 feet
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Ebey Waterfront Trail. Photo by Jessi Loerch. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

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Hiking Ebey Waterfront Trail

The Ebey Waterfront Trail is a beautiful trail right along the water in Marysville with an interesting back story. The trail offers views of the Qwuloolt Estuary. For more than 100 years, the area had been cut off from the flows of salt and freshwater. In August of 2015, however, a levee was breached, allowing the area to return to a more natural habitat.  Interpretive signs along the way tell the interesting story of the area. And even though the trail starts right in town, it features stellar views of the estuary, the Snohomish River and the Olympic and Cascade mountains.

Begin in the boat ramp parking lot on the southwest corner of State Avenue and First Street. Find the trailhead just upstream of the boat launch. The trail is wide and paved, making it great for either walking or biking. There is a short mid-grade decline/ incline from the trailhead to the main path. The trail passes under a bridge before continuing upstream.

Keep your eyes open and consider bringing binoculars. You’re almost certain to see wildlife, including blue herons and other birds and, if you’re lucky, river otters. You will pass the water-treatment plant, which is both fascinating and slightly odiferous. Don’t worry, you won’t smell it for long. 

The trail continues on, with a number of convenient benches along the way, until it dead ends at a nice view of the estuary. Enjoy the picnic tables here until you are ready to return the way you came.

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead
  • Toilet has running water

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Hike Description Written by
Jessi Loerch, WTA Staff

Ebey Waterfront Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.0486, -122.1771 Open in Google Maps

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Getting There

driving directions

From I-5, take exit 199. Head east on Fourth Street. Turn right (south) on State Avenue. Turn right on 1st Street. The parking area will be on your left.

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This trailhead is accessible by bus. Plan your visit using TOTAGO.

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Marysville, Tulalip Tribes

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