Park. Ride. Hike. Trailhead Direct to your next hike!


Remember that time you tried to hike Poo Poo Point and were foiled because the trailhead was full and you couldn’t find parking? Be foiled no more, friends! Trailhead Direct is a pilot project sponsored by your favorite Big Backyard and Metro’s Community Connections program. It is a convenient, reliable, and fun way to get…

Grand Ridge: Water Tower Loop


Today we officially opened the Water Tower Loop on Grand Ridge. Brought to you by your friendly neighborhood REI, Washington Trails Association, and of course, your King County Parks. WTA has been with Grand Ridge for over a decade! They’ve helped us shape and maintain it, and thanks to generous donations from REI, they added mileage to…

GiveBIG to the KC Parks Foundation!


GiveBIG is May 10th and you can support the King County Parks Foundation by donating here! And you don’t even need to wait until the BIG day – schedule your donation today, so you can be outside on May 10th instead – enjoying our 200 parks, 175 miles of trails and 28,000 acres of open…

Ways to enjoy 215-miles of backcountry trails


We all find entertainment in different things. This is for those who would prefer to be on a mountain, by a river, in natural areas and open spaces, or just somewhere out in the sticks. I find an immense amount of enjoyment in the natural areas and open spaces within King County and fortunately for us there are…

Dockton Forest Mountain Bike Park – Now Open


Great turnout. Great partners. Great community. Thank you Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, and Vashon Mountain Bike Association. To learn more about the partnership(s) that helped make this happen, see our press release. Follow this link if you’d like to see more photos.