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|Trail Name||Lunds Gulch|
|Distance||2.5 Miles Round Trip|
|Elevation Gain||425 Feet|
|High Point||425 Feet|
|Trip Reports||Lunds Gulch|
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Trail wonders down Lunds Gulch to the Puget sound. Trail is fairly steep and about 6 feet wide. Just before you reach the Puget Sound there is a nice grass field with a covered picnic area, horseshoe pits, and plenty of room to play soccer or throw a foot ball around. The trail travels under the train tracks through a concrete tunnel originally built for the stream but modified so you can walk on top of the stream. The beach at the sound is decent size and has picnic tables for a nice beach lunch.
How to get there
Exit I-5 on exit 183. Follow 164th Street SW west for 1.5 miles, bearing left onto 44th Avenue W to a traffic light. Turn right onto 168th Street SW and continue west, passing State Route 99. After a half mile, turn right onto 52nd Avenue W. In another half mile, turn left on 160th Street SW (signed for Meadowdale County Park). In 0.25 mile, turn right on 56th Avenue W. In another 0.25 mile, turn left onto 156th Street SW and follow it a short distance to the park entrance.
A gated access road is available for disabled persons. To apply for access, please submit an application form (17kb pdf document).
If gate does not open upon entering PIN, please allow 90 seconds before making a second attempt.
The trail leaves the parking lot and starts dropping in elevation right away. At 0.5 of a mile the trail flattens out and starts following the stream in the bottom of the gulch. At 1 Mile the trail splits and you can go right along the stream through the trees or left around the grassy park. Both ways meet back up before going through the tunnel under the train tracks where you walk on a wood platform with the stream flowing just under your feet.
Fees, Permits, etc.
After the Hike
Park hours: 7:00 a.m. til dusk.
Shelter hours: 7:00 a.m. until 1 hour prior to dusk
Winter Hours: Beach Gate Closed at 5pm Parking Gate Closed at 5:30pm