Say that title ten times fast!
Finished already? Dang, you’re good!
I have to confess that although I’m married to a former Decatur Gator, the charms of Federal Way are mostly lost on me. However, for the last year, Henry and I have been making a weekly trek to speech class in Federal Way, and we’ve taken some time to explore the area.
I’ve discovered that what my neighbor to the north may lack in downtown charm it more than makes up for with its truly world class parks.
The one I’d like to share with you today is the West Hylebos Wetland. It features a mile long boardwalk trail through a wetland environment. I don’t know why, but there is just something really cool about walking on a boardwalk. This one takes you past all kinds of tall trees and thick forest-not to mention the mysterious “deep sinks.”
To add to the adventure, you can dowload a scavenger hunt from the website before you go. The small parking lot is next to a busy road, so don’t leave any valuables in your car. There is an historic cabin next to the parking lot (and the porta potty-your only option for bathroom breaks). A short gravel trail leads past picnic tables to the boardwalk trailhead. You’ll want to go left.