The greater Monroe area is home to wonderful cycling destination.
Ride horseback, hike, or mountain bike into the vast evergreen forest of this 1,463 acre upland nature preserve. A day’s exploration of this unique wilderness park will include discovering many species of plant and animal life. And, with a little luck, you may observe a family of beavers busily constructing a dam.Breathtaking viewpoints such as Devil’s Butte Lookout provide excellent views of both Cascade and Olympic mountains.
Official Lord Hill Park Website
Road cyclists will feel at home on the Monroe-Sultan loop that follows the ridge along the Skykomish Valley and then returns along the banks of the Skykomish River. The moderately hilly ride is 18 miles in length and starts at the Lewis Street Bridge in Monroe.
Travel north on Lewis to Main, take a right at the light and stay on this road through the SR2 intersection. The road becomes Old Owen and will take you all the way to Sultan. Take a left on SR2 and cross the bridge. Take the next right over the Skykomish River and then follow Ben Howard Road back to Monroe. Ben Howard will end on SR203. Then take a right and it is a short ride back to the Lewis Street Bridge.
Trail photos by eyloni
Picnic Photo by pd_whitney