Lord Hill Regional Park is a regional country park located in Snohomish County, Washington. The park features miles of wilderness trails for horse back riding and mountain biking, as well as hiking. The park grounds cover 1,300 acres (5.3 km2) of wilderness forest. Small ponds and wetlands are located within the park site. A large population of animals, birds, and fish inhabit the park.
The park sits on a ridge that running parallel to the Snohomish River. The ridge, which reaches as high as 800 feet (240 m), consists of vertical basalt outcroppings that rise from the river floor. Settlers started to come in when Mitchell Lord purchased 80 acres (320,000 m2) on the hill in 1878 and started dairying on his 130 farm in 1884. His home still remains in the park site. By the mid-1930s, the area attracted the logging industry, and all the old-growth was cut down. In the 1980s, some second-growth timber was taken by the Department of Natural Resources. At present, the park is under the management of Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Department but maintained by a group of volunteers, for the department lacks the resources to staff the park full-time.
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