Spend National Trails Day, Sat, June 1, in Your Big Backyard

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Join us on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1, to learn more about our growing network of 180 miles of backcountry trails spread across more than 16,000 acres of park lands.

Did you know that over our 75 year history, King County Parks has built an impressive legacy of natural lands? You know, the kind where you can experience lush Douglas Fir forests, wild-flower-filled meadows, and sweeping vistas of the Cascades and Mount Rainier? These close-to-home bits of nature offer diverse recreation opportunities – from hiking and horseback riding to paragliding and white river kayaking – and they protect water quality and habitat for fish and wildlife and contribute to our quality of life, helping make King County a vibrant and prosperous place to live, work, and play.

We’re always up for a celebration, so for American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day on June 1, we’re honoring our natural lands and the recreation opportunities they offer. Our lovely Parks and Trails Ambassador volunteers will host 9 information stations from 9 am to 11 am, where you can learn about various trails networks, recreation and volunteer opportunities, and native wildlife and habitat.

Stop by and say hi!

Eastside and North King County
•    Big Finn Hill Park*, 8106 NE 138th St, Kirkland.
•    Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park*, Sky Country Trailhead, 166th Way SE off of E Cougar Mountain Way, New Castle.
•    Marymoor Park*, Birdloop Trail, Parking Lot G (guided bird walk at 10 am), 6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond.
•    Moss Lake Natural Area, 10902 NE Moss Lake Rd, Carnation.
•    Soaring Eagle Park, 26015 East Main Dr, Sammamish.
•    Tanner Landing Park, approx. booth location at 44120 SE North Bend Way, North Bend.

South King County
•    Henry’s Ridge Open Space*, approx. booth location at Maple Valley-Black Diamond Rd and 241st Ave SE, Black Diamond.
•    Taylor Mountain Forest*, 276 Ave SE just past SR-18, Hobart.

Vashon/Maury Island
•    Maury Island Marine Park overlook, approx. booth location near 6030 SW 248th St, Vashon.

*Denotes volunteer work party.  Contact Laurie Clinton, Volunteer Program Manager, at 206-296-4452 or at laurie.clinton@kingcounty.gov to sign up or for more information.

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day is a nationally-recognized trail awareness program that occurs annually on the first Saturday of June and inspires the public to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in outdoor activities, clinics, and trail stewardship projects.  More than 2,000 events will take place nationwide to commemorate this year’s National Trails Day, including trail maintenance, hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, running, trail celebrations and more.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Davidw says:

    Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road? I’ve never heard of it…

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