Trail:Southwest County Park
From Evergreen Trail Guide
A nice small trail for teaching beginners shifting, braking and climb/descent techniques. The trails are not very extensive, but they do have some short climbs and a few roots. The riding here is not worth a long drive, but it is probably enjoyable for local people.
Depending on location, this might be a useful and close to home place to get on the dirt and test out bike equipment adjustments before going out and hitting bigger trails.
Hikers, joggers, and dogs may be encountered on the main mapped trails. Please be respectful of their space.
How to find it
There is a small parking lot off of Olympic View Drive in the Perrinville area of Edmonds, WA.
Additional parking, restrooms and a few short warmup trails are available a half mile peddle away at Lynndale Park (18927 72nd Avenue West; Lynnwood, WA)
The park is generally not very crowded with users of any type. It can be a bit mucky during the wet months since it is located in the southern border of the Puget Sound convergence zone.
The main trails shown on the map are cleared and maintained by the park system. The informal trails in the NW area of the park are fairly well maintained by ? with some remaining blowdowns as a result of windstorms.
The trails are dry and clear. I went on a Sunday afternoon and only ran into a couple dog walkers and one family. It is the perfect area for kids to get more comfortable riding before hitting Boot Camp. Melissa 7/22/12
The trails are dry and mostly clear. A few miles can be put together in random loops around the upper area and informal trails.Pspehar 12:47, 7 August 2007 (PDT)
Trail map available online (linked) and a wooden trailmap sign at the parking area. The maps represent the official trails which would be good for beginners and bike testing.
Informal trails are a little more extensive in the NW section of the park. Those are accessible from the Western most point of the single trail that is on the map to the north side of Olympic View drive.
Local Points of Interest
Food and Drink
- Corner Coffee Bar and Cafe 18401 76th Ave. W., Edmonds 425 776-3616
- Perrinville Market
- Midori Teriyaki & Wok 7533 Olympic View Dr., Edmonds 425-672-3678
Southwest County Olympic View Park Official County webpage
There are no signs indicating that Mt Biking is not allowed. Motorized off road vehicles are prohibited. The area is not very attractive compared to some others in the region, so mt bike overuse has probably not been an issue.
Informal trails are maintained by locals? and contain some of the better riding at the park. The official trails are well maintained by the parks department.