Llandover Woods Greenspace

Seattle, Washington
Llandover Woods Greenspace
Length : 6 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain : 160 ft.
Llandover Woods Greenspace is a small park tucked away in a residential area in Northern Seattle, with a couple of gravel trails taking you through dense forest and fern covered ground. The trails can be accessed from two separate streets, but are usually approached from 145th street, which has a small parking lot at the trailhead.

Directions

Driving north on I-5 from downtown Seattle, take exit 175 toward WA-523/NE 145th St and merge onto 5th Ave NE. Turn left onto NE 145th St and in 1.8 miles, cross over 3rd Ave and pass through a white brick "gate" entrance to reach the parking lot.

Parking

There is a small parking lot at 145th street. This park typically doesn't see many visitors outside of local neighborhood folks and the parking lot rarely has more than a couple of cars.
 

October 13, 2021 Trip Report

 
Type : hike
Length : .6 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain : 160 ft.
High Point : 230 ft.
A whitewashed brick entrance set next to spacious homes made me question whether I had made a wrong turn. Alas, this is the entrance to the small parking area at Llandover Woods. I was hoping to time the weather for a nice sun break on this quick hike, but that didn’t really happen. While the sun peaked out momentarily, at least it wasn’t raining, and Llandover Woods Greenspace is filled with a lot of trees and greenery, making it a perfect escape during a dreary day.
One of the more elegant entraces to a park
One of the more elegant entraces to a park
Llandover Woods trailhead
Llandover Woods trailhead
Heading down the start of the trail
Heading down the start of the trail
Tree canopy in Llandover Woods
Tree canopy in Llandover Woods
Llandover Woods Greenspace
Llandover Woods Greenspace
Heading right at the first junction, I contemplated taking another right for the trail down to Sherwood road, but opted to stick on the loop as I didn’t have long between work meetings. It was amazing how many ferns covered the forest floor - I want to know what they are feeding these things!
Llandover Woods loop trail
Llandover Woods loop trail
Looking down from the trail
Looking down from the trail
I completed the loop and then made my way back up the trail, catching a glimpse of Puget Sound towards the end.
Almost done with the loop
Almost done with the loop
Can barely make out the Puget Sound
Can barely make out the Puget Sound
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