Accessing the Forest

Scroll down for directions to all four publicly-accessible trailheads.

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South Trailhead (23600 7th Ave W)

Directions from downtown Bothell:  

From downtown Bothell on SR 527, turn left (west) onto 240th St SE. Continue for 1.6 miles to 7th Ave W and turn right. Drive to the end of the street. Note a DNR trailhead sign with a slope around the left side, or steps up the right side. Back-in or head-in parking is on the left shoulder. Make sure to keep the road clear. Please note that this is a residential area, so drive slowly and be mindful not to block private driveways.

 

Directions from Canyon Park:   

Head west on 228th St. SW just over the hilltop, to Meridian Ave S. and turn left (south). Continue to the 4-way stop. Turn right on 240th ST SW and continue for less than one mile to 7th Ave W. Turn right and drive to the end of the street. Note a DNR trailhead sign with a slope around the left side, or steps up the right side. Back-in or head-in parking is on the left shoulder. Make sure to keep the road clear. Please note that this is a residential area, so drive slowly and be mindful not to block private driveways.

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East Trailhead (335 234th PL SW)

Directions from downtown Bothell:
From downtown Bothell on SR 527, turn left (west) onto 240th St SE. Continue for less than one mile to Meridian Ave S and turn right. Continue to 234th PL SW and turn left. Drive to the end of the street, noting the yellow school gate. Street parking is available along 234th PL SW or on nearby side streets. Please do not block private driveways, sidewalks, or the school gate. The trail starts behind the DNR trailhead kiosk. 

Directions from Canyon Park:
Head west on 228th St. SW just over the hilltop, to Meridian Ave S. and turn left (south). Continue to 234th PL SW and turn right. Drive to the end of the street, noting the yellow school gate. Street parking is available along 234th PL SW or on nearby side streets. Please do not block private driveways, sidewalks, or the school gate. The trail starts behind the DNR trailhead kiosk. 

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Northeast Trailhead (22900 Meridian Ave S)

Directions from downtown Bothell:

From downtown Bothell on SR 527, turn left (west) onto 240th St SE. Continue for less than one mile to Meridian Ave S and turn right. Continue for 0.7 miles. Before reaching the intersection of 228th street, note the greenbelt to the left. Parallel street parking is available along Meridian Ave S on the west side of the street.

Directions from Canyon Park:
Head west on 228th St. SW just over the hilltop, to Meridian Ave S. and turn left (south). Note the greenbelt to the right. Parallel street parking is available along Meridian Ave S on the west side of the street.

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West Trailhead, Forsgren Park (23615 Carter Rd)

Directions to Forsgren Park and Swamp Creek from Shelton View Forest: Find the south entrance to Shelton View Forest at 23600 7th Ave W. Note a DNR trailhead sign. Continue straight past the sign and along the trail for about 100 feet. You'll see a directional sign to the left that indicates the trail west to Forsgren Park.


Directions to Shelton View Forest from Forsgren Park: Find Forsgren Park at 23615 Carter Rd. Park in the lot near the play equipment at the north end of the park. The trail connection to Shelton View Forest begins across the field at the far northeast corner. Cross over the bog, go up the stairs, and follow the pipeline easement for 1/4 mile to the forest.