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Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary

Puget Sound and Islands

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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Length

2.0 miles of trails

Elevation

Rating

3.50 out of 5

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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Just adjacent to the Boeing campus in Everett, Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary is a great place for a short nature walk in town or a leg-stretcher after work. In fact, you may completely forget you're near an busy part of town when you're in the heart of the sanctuary.

The small trail network here is made up of trails with a variety of surfaces, including gravel, dirt and boardwalks. The Boardwalk Trail goes right through the sanctuary, allowing intimate views of birds and their habitat, but keep in mind that the boardwalk itself can get very slick in rain or freezing temperatures.

Interpretive signs along the trail tell about the wetlands and wildlife. Look for nests and other habitat; there are even trees downed by beavers in evidence if you look closely. When you need a break, look for one of the several benches that dot the sanctuary.

 

Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.9328, -122.2607 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Snohomish

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Getting There

Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary is found at: 6900 Seaway Boulevard in Everett. If you're coming from downtown Everett, from Broadway heading south, turn right onto Pacific Avenue and continue for a half mile. Turn left onto Rucker Avenue and proceed south for 0.9 miles, then turn right onto 41st St.

41st Street turns into Friday Ave, and then into East Mukilteo Boulevard. After a little more than 2 miles, Turn left onto Glenwood Avenue and then turn right onto Merrill Creek Parkway. Drive 1.4 miles, then turn left onto Seaway Boulevard. Continue for half a mile, and find the Sanctuary on the left.

Coming from the south, head towards the Boeing facility on Hwy 526 (the Boeing Freeway). Exit on Seaway Blvd, and head north approx. 1/2 mile. There is a Narbeck sign on the right, across from the more prominent Fluke company entrance.

Toilet and trail map at the parking lot.

take transit

This trailhead is accessible by bus! Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO, or consult the schedule for Everett Transit route number 3.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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