Get out and explore!

The Shelton View Forest is an amazing place to hike, run, bike, walk the dog, bird watch or just get some fresh air! With over 4 miles of user-maintained trails and 42 acres of habitat, the Shelton View Forest is truly a unique space right here in Bothell. If you haven't visited the space yet and are wondering what to expect, the video to the right will give you a good introduction!


Still have questions about visiting the Shelton View Forest? Send us an email at

Take our video tour of the Shelton View Forest! Learn about access points, trail layout and ideal spots for viewing owls, pileated woodpeckers and other birds. Also learn what areas are in danger of development and why we are mobilizing to preserve this unique space before it is too late. Once you view the video, get out there and explore on your own! 

Want to explore the trails? Click on the map to view our trail map!

Wondering whoooo is living in the forest? Click the owl to view our biodiversity overview!

Shelton View Forest Sounds
Great Horned Owls - SVFSA
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Two Great Horned Owls hooting back and forth in the Shelton View Forest. 

Pileated Woodpecker - SVFSA
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Pileated Woodpecker drumming and calling in the Shelton View Forest.

Coyotes - Hillary Sanders
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Coyotes yipping and howling in the Shelton View Forest.

Great Horned
Eagle Scout Project
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Building benches
Great Horned Owl
Clearing a trail
Great Horned Owl hunting
Broad-leaved Starflower
Forest bench
Great Horned Owl
Owl feather
Earth Day 2018
Great Horned Owl
Red Elderberry
Young Owl
Sword Fern
Two Pileated Woodpeckers
Banana Slug
Water flow in the forest
Salal berries
Salmon berry
Bike friendly
Valley trail
Indian Plum berries
Salmon Berry
Keeping the Forest clean
Forest Fern
Tree Frame
Paw Print
Mushroom underside
Pileated Woodpecker
Great Horned Owl
Work Party
Great Horned Owl
Pileated Woodpecker
Owlet - June 2015
Barred Owl
Work Party
Conifer Psilocybe
Pileated Woodpecker
Forest beetle
Snow Day
Bug on a Sword Fern
Alder canopy
Steep hill trail
Sunset in the Forest
Fir trees
Indian Plum blooming
Fall leaf
Magnificent tree
Oregon Grape
On a hike
Marasmiellus candidus
Forest hike
Little mushroom

Our Gallery

All of these images were captured by users of the Shelton View Forest.


Have picures of your own you would like to share? Please send them to us  at

We may post them here, or on our Facebook page!


Thank you!

The Shelton View Forest Stewardship Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Great Horned Owls - SVFSA
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Indian Plum blooming

By Hillary Sanders