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Little Mountain Park

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Overview

Encompassing over 500 acres, Little Mountain Park is both the largest and finest of Mount Vernon's Parks. This tiny mountain located east of I5 has long been loved by locals who enjoyed the broad vistas available from the drive to the summit. More recently, the richly forested slopes have become a popular spot for hikers, trail runners, and mountain bikers who come to exercise and play on the well-built trails in a beautiful forest environment. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Mount Vernon, the park is an easy drive from Seattle or Bellingham.

Local Info

Easy access, well-maintained trails, and views from the summit make Little Mountain Park a great place. But it's the vibrant second growth forests that cover the park that make it a real gem for runners. And with 6.5 miles of multi-use singletrack and access to 2.5 miles of pedestrian-only trails, there are lots of options to suit individuals and groups as they escape to nature just minutes from the city.

Maps & Guidebooks

Check out the Mount Vernon Parks Foundation's website for additional information about the park. The organization does a lot to keep the trails running at Little Mountain Park.

Food & Drink

Visit The Porterhouse Pub (no minors) or Skagit River Brewery for post running food and drinks. Or see the Mount Vernon Chamber Website for a list of other options available.

Recommended Routes in Little Mountain Park - 2

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Favorite Walking out to the North Viewpoint at Little Mountain Park, Mount Vernon, WA.
Intermediate

South Little Mountain Lollipop

2.7 mi 4.4 km 916' Up 279.25 m Up 918' Down 279.84 m Down

Mount V…, WA
Favorite Walking out to the North Viewpoint at Little Mountain Park, Mount Vernon, WA.
Intermediate/Difficult

Little Mountain Park Loop

3.7 mi 6.0 km 802' Up 244.57 m Up 781' Down 238.16 m Down

Mount V…, WA

Little Mountain Park Running

  • 16 Miles 26 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 10 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 15 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Little Mountain Park - 25

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0.2 mi 0.4 km #1Mossy Rock
Intermediate
Big Lake, WA
Intermediate
Big Lake, WA
0.1 mi 0.1 km #2Fred's Trail
Difficult
Mount Vernon, WA
Difficult
Mount Vernon, WA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #3Darvill Trail
Intermediate
Mount Vernon, WA
Intermediate
Mount Vernon, WA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #4Sidekick
Easy
Mount Vernon, WA
Easy
Mount Vernon, WA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #5Julieann Trail
Intermediate
Mount Vernon, WA
Intermediate
Mount Vernon, WA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #6Bonnie and Clyde's
Intermediate
Mount Vernon, WA
Intermediate
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0.5 mi 0.7 km #7Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Vernon, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
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0.9 mi 1.5 km #8La-Z-Boy
Easy/Intermediate
Mount Vernon, WA
Easy/Intermediate
Mount Vernon, WA
0.1 mi 0.2 km #9Ginny's Trail
Intermediate
Mount Vernon, WA
Intermediate
Mount Vernon, WA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #10Sidewinder
Intermediate
Mount Vernon, WA
Intermediate
Mount Vernon, WA

Photos of Little Mountain Park - 4

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Walking out to the North Viewpoint at Little Mountain Park, Mount Vernon, WA.
Dec 24, 2016 near Mount V…, WA
Bonnie & Clyde's old ride?
Aug 4, 2017 near Mount V…, WA
A patchwork of fields seen from the Ridge Trail at Little Mountain Park.
Dec 24, 2016 near Mount V…, WA
Steep going on Fred's Trail at Little Mountain Park, Mount Vernon, WA.
Dec 24, 2016 near Mount V…, WA