On the trail: Sammamish River Trail

Sammamish River Trail
Sammamish River Trail

The Sammamish River Trail (SRT) is one of the most popular trails in King County’s 175-mile Regional Trails System. At nearly 11 miles, it connects the Burke-Gilman trail to Marymoor Park and offers extraordinary views of the river, the rolling Sammamish River Valley, the Cascade Foothils, and even Mount Rainier.

As you’re cruising along the SRT, close to where it connects with the Burke-Gilman Trail, you might’ve come across this and wondered what it was:

KC Parks Legacy Bench and Bronze Shoes on SRT
KC Parks Legacy Bench and Bronze Shoes on SRT

This very special place was a created by the employees of Brooks Sports, Inc, the Bothell-based running shoe company. The bronzed running shoes honor Liz Duncan, a Brooks employee who was hit by a car in 2007 and killed while out jogging. The SRT, which passes close to Brooks’ offices, was a favorite trail of Liz’s. Through the King County Parks Legacy Fund, the company, its employees, and friends and family of Liz honored her memory and offer a trail-side place of reflection that benefits the community.

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