Elevated Nature Trail

Photo by Ian Terry/Everett Herald

Take a Walk on the Wild Side on a 1/2 mile Elevated Nature Trail up to three-feet above the Northwest Stream Center wetlands!

This beautiful boardwalk was constructed of 100% recycled plastic lumber – the equivalent of 1.97 million one gallon plastic milk jugs – and winds through dense forests with views of dense forest, complex wetlands and and over many streams.

The main-line of the Elevated Nature Trail was finished at the end of June 2015. It was an amazing process that could not have been accomplished without more than 10,000 hours of volunteer time.  See the timeline of the Elevate Nature Trail construction process here.

In 2016, unique Interpretive signs were produced and installed along the route

that will teach you about Northwest ecology.
Now open for special events, the Northwest Stream Center is open to the public as of spring 2017.

Become a donor and help with the construction of new viewpoints, rest stops and bridges, and operation and maintenance of the Northwest Stream Center Elevated Nature Trail and introduce up to 45,000 visitors a year to the :