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    Sword Fern and Highline Trail

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    Very Easy
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    1.1 km
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    35 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Sword Fern and Highline Trail is a super quick and extremely easy loop trail in Yost Park in Edmonds. It’s a go-to for locals to get some fresh air and it can be completed several times to get more distance in if you prefer a longer walk. There are intersecting trails in the park that may be confusing, so download your GPS if it’s the first time you’ve visited.

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    Route Description for Sword Fern and Highline Trail

    The Sword Fern and Highline Trail is a pleasant short loop through the woods of an urban park. If it’s too short for you, you can use some of the connecting trails to lengthen your trip. The Yost Pool is in the park if you fancy a swim after.

    Begin from the entrance to the park. You can do the loop either clockwise or counterclockwise. Follow the Sword Fern Trail and Highline Trail. If you accidentally find yourself on the Shell Creek Trail, Cedar Loop Trail, or Yost to Pine Ridge Trail, no worries, they’ll connect you back to the loop in no time. Enjoy the scenery before completing your loop back at the parking area.

    Getting to the Sword Fern and Highline Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Sword Fern and Highline Trail is in the park off Bowdon Way.

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      Yes - On Leash

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