The Sequalitchew Creek Trail is a beautiful hiking destination located in the Pacific Northwest, and it’s rich in history too! Along with the natural beauty of the trail, you can also see evidence of the area’s industrial past in the form of a railroad that once ran alongside the creek and out to the sound.
The railroad played a crucial role in the development of the Pacific Northwest region, connecting towns and cities and making transportation of goods and supplies easier. The Sequalitchew Creek Trail was once part of this railroad system, and you can still see the remnants of the tracks as you hike along the trail.
As you follow the trail, you’ll notice the sound of rushing water from the nearby creek and the rustling of leaves as you pass through the lush forest. Keep an eye out for wildlife, including deer and birds, and take in the sweeping views of the surrounding wilderness. And as you make your way toward the end of the trail, you’ll come across the remains of the old railroad bridge that once crossed over the creek.
The bridge is a testament to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the railroad engineers who built it, and it’s a great spot for a photo op. From the bridge, you can see the sparkling waters of the sound in the distance, and you can imagine the trains that once ran along the tracks, carrying goods and supplies out to the ships waiting to transport them around the world.
Once you get out the Sound, enjoy the views of the Cascades. We enjoy a midpoint snack before heading uphill to the parking lot.
So if you’re looking for a family-friendly hike that offers a glimpse into the history of the Pacific Northwest, the Sequalitchew Creek Trail is the perfect destination. Lace up your hiking boots, pack a picnic lunch, and set out on an adventure that’s sure to be both beautiful and educational!
- Watch how much daylight you have for the return trip. It’s all uphill (gentle uphill) and forested, so the beach might give you a false sense of how much time you have left.
- For more information on this trail, check out the City of Dupont’s pamphlet.
- Before you head out, check out WTA’s trail reports.