Paradise Valley Conservation Area

Paradise Valley Conservation Area

Paradise Valley Conservation Area
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tove b
Seattle, WA214 contributions
This park has a series of clearly defined trails shared by mountain bikers, joggers, and hikers in a heavily wooded forest. A porta-potti is available in the main parking lot and parking is free of charge. A sign at the beginning of the trail warned of recent bear sightings and sure enough, we came across some bear scat on the Mainline trail. The sounds of the many birds chirping, fresh forest air, and towering trees are so relaxing! Overall, a beautiful place for a 2-5 mile walk.
Written August 8, 2020
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conchita2016
Everett, WA76 contributions
Family
Awesome hike. I suggest hikers to take a picture of the map posted at the entrance because this area has multiple trails and it could get confusing if you dont have a map. The map pics I took were KEY to our hike. We hiked 6.3 miles through a full loop by going on the mainline trail, then the Bigleaf, then the Southern Traverse, then the Wetland Plateau and the last 0.6 of a mile back to the mainline trail to the parking lot. Total hiked 6.3 miles. You have tons of options and types of trails. EXCELLENT system of trail markins... I'm impressed at the awesome work of this area's volunteers. We got confused on some options but my map pics we went back on track. The place is amazing and it's probably one of the best options in Woodinville for hikers like me that like 5+ mile hikes but perfect for any level/milage of preference because there are lots of options. Last advice, don't bring ANY valuables with you or in your car. Overall: Highly enjoyable place
Written August 18, 2016
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Liisa W
Chandler, AZ150 contributions
Couples
Paradise Valley Conservation Area was such a wonderful surprise! We were looking for a place for a walk or a hike, but didn't want to spend too long in the car or too much money/trouble on buying park passes. PVCA was perfect! The trails are gorgeous and the terrain and scenery are varied. There were a number of cars in the parking area, but we rarely saw another hiker. It felt like our own private faerie land. We expected to spend about two hours, and ended up exploring for four. It was just so lovely.
Written August 22, 2016
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AvaE27
Bradenton, FL448 contributions
Solo
Beautiful natural, easy hiking trails in a quiet, peaceful space. There's a number of hikes which are all well-marked for length and in relation to the potential views. Do be careful though as the parking area each refers to may not be the one you entered at, so be sure to pay attention to the name of your trail and parking area. If not you could end up doubling your hike as I did!
Written April 3, 2017
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Suzanne P
Seattle, WA205 contributions
Family
Large tract of new forest - lots of alders and sword ferns. Flattish dirt trail - a bit challenging for a stroller or wheelchair due to some mud and tree roots, but those with canes or hiking discomfort (toddlers!) should do fine. Dogs allowed. The forest is very pretty but I thought it got a little monotonous after 3 miles. Wear shoes you can get muddy. No water, garbage or toilet facilities. You "customize" your route here, choosing anything from a .4 loop to 6+ miles of connecting one-way trails. You won't get lost because of the consistent signage at each intersection telling you which trail is which, and how to get to the parking lot. But I advise taking a good look at the trail map at the trailhead to decide the order of trails you want to take, and snapping a photo of the map or jotting the trail names/order down. You'll want that reference when you hit the intersections. Also when choosing trails, okay attention to which ones are walker-only and which ones allow mountain bikes or horses - that can change your experience. Finally, note that the trailhead only has room for about 20 cars. When we arrived at 9:30am on a recent sunny Sunday, there were still spots left, but when we left at 11am the lot was full and there were over a dozen cars parked on the shoulder of the road in (looked like that was legal parking, though).
Written May 25, 2017
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dsegleau
Port Townsend, WA210 contributions
Couples
We live a few miles away and we come here often with our dog. Very nice forest, with well marked trails, so there are lots of options. Can get very crowded on the weekend (parking lot gets full). Some trails can be boggy if it's been raining recently, so waterproof shoes are a good idea.
Written March 13, 2017
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fnqfamily
Australia445 contributions
Family
Easy to get to hikes with plenty of parking. Trail markings are great, we loved the foot only paths. Some great signage about native plants was a great surprise. Paths are very well maintained, easy hike for young children. We spent around 2 hours here.
Written October 29, 2016
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Claire
Seattle, WA6 contributions
Family
This is a great spot to get away for a hike when you don't have time to drive too far out of Woodinville. Trails are not very challenging (our 4 year old does just fine), and are still very pretty and enjoyable. Can get a little crowded on weekends, especially on the main trail. There is a small parking lot at the trail head.
Written June 9, 2019
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Dennismc2015
Seattle, WA338 contributions
Friends
The trails are well marked and you can choose how long of a hike or bike ride you would like based on the distances provided by the trail markers.

Well shaded and "you might even see a bear"
Written July 27, 2017
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Angela W
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beautiful trails and tranquil. The gravel parking lot was dry and got the car very dirty inside and out but the trails made it worthwhile...
Written August 13, 2021
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