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Al Borlin Park

Puget Sound and Islands

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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Length

1.2 miles of trails

Elevation

Rating

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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Walk through deciduous forests and listen for a raucous bird population at Al Borlin Park. The trails here cross the park's 90 acres; Al Borlin Park is the largest park in Monroe.

Borlin was a former Monroe school teacher and city council member. He was a champion of parks and environmental education, so this park is a fitting tribute to his memory. This oasis in an urban setting features some creature comforts: barbeques, picnic areas, even a beach area.

But the trails themselves weave through a thickly wooded area, and include views of the Skykomish River.

In addition to the draw of nature, relics of the past can be found here. Bits and pieces of what once was the longest covered railroad bridge in the world originally constructed by the Everett & Cherry Valley Traction Company Railway to cross the Skykomish river and provide rail service down to what is now Carnation.

 

Al Borlin Park

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 47.8491, -121.9707 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Monroe

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Getting There

Al Borlin Park is just off of S Lewis Street in Monroe. From Highway 2 heading west, turn right just past the junction with Highway 522 onto Hwy 203 (S Lewis St). Just before the bridge over the Skykomish River, the parking area is on your left.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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Al Borlin Park

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