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West Hybloes Wetlands Park

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Nice Quiet Walking Spot

This is a well maintained walking spot in Federal Way. The natural & boardwalk trail is... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Shannan S
Federal Way, Washington
One of the last remaining Puget Sound wetlands

An outstanding, serene natural area that has been developed just enough to make visiting easy. It... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
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9 Jul 2018
“Nice Quiet Walking Spot”
9 Jun 2018
“One of the last remaining Puget Sound wetlands”
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411 S 348th St, Federal Way, WA 98003-7003
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a well maintained walking spot in Federal Way. The natural & boardwalk trail is approximately 2 miles (flat) round trip. There is also a historical (pioneer days) Federal Way/Seattle/Tacoma information site & cabin at the park that is staffed by the Federal Way...More

1  Thank Shannan S
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

An outstanding, serene natural area that has been developed just enough to make visiting easy. It is full of native plants and not yet overrun by invasives such as Himalayan blackberry or English ivy.

Thank HowieC52
Reviewed 11 January 2018

As other reviews note, this is an easy walk. The parking is not always ideal, but it is a nice place to take a break. There are a couple open areas ideal for having a picnic. Even on hot days the trees and plants keep...More

Thank Terressa M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This little park is right in Federal Way, but remains a hidden gem. It is an easy hike along gravel trails and boardwalk, and an opportunity to see plenty of birds, rabbits, squirrels, etc. The parking lot is small and can get full on a...More

Thank noworries2000
Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you are interested in nature this is the place to go. The path is a boardwalk about 2 feet above the water. Depending on the time of day you will get the chance to see all kinds of wild life. The path you take...More

1  Thank taildragger2016
Reviewed 10 August 2017

If I recall correctly, there is a small fee of a couple dollars to use this area, but it's a really nice trail to walk in the heat of summer. It is shady, with scattered sunlight with a wooden slat walkway, and lush wetlands growth...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have known about West Hybelos Wetlands park for decades, It's amazing in city park that is truly one with nature. All the varieties are named, the boardwalks and paths wonderful. A peaceful haven in the midst of Federal Way.

1  Thank 2Baxters
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Decided I wanted to go somewhere to walk but not on a busy trail. This place is well hidden but I felt very safe. The boardwalk was amazing to walk and there were different placards to read and learn about the area.

1  Thank Caryn899
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a natural wetlands that has a lot to see about nature. You can go on this walk now and after the next store it is different. It is a preserved area with great learning opportunity for Children.

2  Thank Diana H
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Went to check this place out. Close to home. Lots of trails & trees. They do not allow dogs even if there on a leash. Glad we checked it out before we brought Spike.

1  Thank KRB9354
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christinr w
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Response from Shannan S | Reviewed this property |
Hi - Dogs are not allowed in this particular park.
3 July 2017|
Response from Diana H | Reviewed this property |
The West Hylebos Wetlands Parks features a large trail network through 120 acres of unique old growth forest and wetlands in the heart of Federal Way. These wetlands are equal parts wildlife refuge, ecological and... More