Lord Hill

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Trail Name Lord Hill
Trail No. n/a
Nearest City Snohomish
State/Region Washington
Country United States
Trail Use Icon Hike 20px.png Icon Dog 20px.png Icon Horse 20px.png
Type
TH Amenities
Season Year-Round
Difficulty Rating
Distance 3.5 Miles Round Trip
Elevation Gain 200 Feet
Low Point Feet
High Point 650 Feet
Latitude 47.8613
Longitude -122.0588
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Trail Overview

Lord Hill is a steep ridge rising from the Snohomish River Valley floor. The 1,500 acre park site is located in the center of a 4,000 acre ridge. The ridge was created by a large volcanic formation of vertical basalt outcroppings rising from the river along the southwestern edge of the site at elevation of 20 feet to over 600 feet at the ridge tops.

Mitchell Lord purchased 80 acres of what is now Lord hill in 1879 and homesteaded on 130 acres in 1884. Devoting most of his attention to dairy farming, he also raised horses, sheep and hogs. His home, built on a terraced elevation overlooking the Snohomish River Valley, was one of the most imposing residences in the country.

Nine small ponds and wetlands are found within the park site. All of the water on the site is either the product of runoff or small springs. Runoff is channeled through the ridges and collects in the low points of the drainage basins.

The park supports a large population of birds, animals and fish. The most evident animal species in the park is the beaver. The forests and wetlands are also inhabited by squirrels, shrews, mice, skunks, deer and occasional bear and bobcat.

== How to get there ==Take the Snohomish-Wenatchee exit off of I-5 onto US2 in Everett to second (east) Snohomish exit off US2; turn right onto 2nd Ave; turn left onto Lincoln Ave S which becomes the Old Snohomish-Monroe Hwy; turn right onto 127th Ave SE; drive south approximately 2-1/4 miles; turn left onto 150th St SE and proceed to the park entrance on the left.

Equestrian Parking Lot

Same as above. Continue straight past the park entrance on 150th onto the gravel road to the equestrian parking area off 127th.

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Route Description

There is multiple routes you could make out of Lord Hill. Check the map below and plan your route before you head out.

Typical Conditions

Fees, Permits, etc.

Park hours are 7:00 a.m. til dusk

After the Hike

Miscellaneous Information

Park hours are 7:00 a.m. til dusk

http://www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/Departments/Parks/Park_Information/Park_Directory/Regional_Parks/Lord_Hill.htm

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