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“Gorgeous views, unique trails, and a bit of the beach”
Review of Howarth Park

Howarth Park
Ranked #6 of 37 things to do in Everett
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

At the top of the hill, there is a playground with a fenced lookout over Puget Sound. It's a shady spot for a picnic (there are tables) or a hike on the marked trail through the woods. The hiking trail was closed when we visited, due to a damaged bridge. The playground has swings, a merry-go-round, and a climbing structure. There are also restrooms inside of a building in this area; however, in the ladies room, not all stalls had doors.

Drive farther down the hill and there's a parking area for the beach. This is not really a place you want to load up on gear, because the beach is a bit of a haul from the parking area. You must walk over a set of planks set over wetlands, then up several flights of stairs, across a railroad bridge, then down a large, spiral staircase. I wouldn't want to be hauling a cooler full of ice for that trip! If you have a train-obsessed child (or adult), you can stand on the bridge and watch the trains pull into Everett below you, looking down into coal cars and other cargo.

The beach itself is small, and contains sand, rocks, and large driftwood trees. It was crowded on the sunny Friday afternoon when we arrived. There are no facilities, other than those at the top of the hill, so be ready to hike. This park is better suited for those without mobility issues. Parking is easy during the workday, but fills up fast on summer afternoons and weekends.

3  Thank taragl
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Parked by the beach, which is gorgeous, but quite a walk from the parking lot, then one of my friend's kids had to go to the bathroom, which was a long long long walk away. Great park and very beautiful, but wear comfortable shoes!

3  Thank Danielle H
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Reviewed 26 May 2013 via mobile

Great hike. Easy no matter what. Walk through a wooded area and over a bridge and you find a peaceful beach with great views. Two parking areas help out but both are heavily used. Take some time for this.

Thank cloyna
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

This park is worth a visit if you're in the Everett area. You won't find much other than a few picnic tables and a spectacular view of Port Gardner Bay. If you'd like, you can take an interesting walk down to the waterfront less than a quarter mile away.

Thank Elbye
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

Very good place to relax and hang out with friends and family to sit back and just have fun times. Its a good place for family and friends or just by yourself just to get some alone time. Very Chill place for the past 8 years i've been going their.

Thank Heather B
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