Much of the west side of the gulch has been a recent park expansion for the City of Mukilteo. The city plans to make significant changes to the area to make it more accessible to multiple user groups. As of 2015, the trails remain in a pre-development phase.
Trails are multi-use and traffic should be expected in both directions. Construction and maintenance require permission from City of Mukilteo. The center of the Gulch holds the BNSF train line; access to the train line is prohibited.
The Mukilteo Dog Park Climb is the most direct route to access the other trails on the west side of the gulch it is not the easiest option, though. The narrow singletrack climbs beneath a very agreeable deciduous forest. Along the way, the trail makes plenty of undulations and features a few boardwalks and several steep sections.
Most of the trail is intermediate in nature, but a few exposed sections and boardwalks can make things more challenging. In particular, there is a steep staircase with a built-in bike ramp. The ramp is designed to aide in pushing a bike and should not be ridden in either direction. A final steep climb mellows at the top as the Mukileto Dog Park Climb feeds into other trails.
When riding down, be extra cautious as this trail is frequented by hikers, and its steep side slopes prevent easy passing.
Shared By: Eric Ashley