More trail, less traffic – we want to hear from you!


We know you love our parks and trails – so much so that on any given day with half decent weather, our trailheads are bursting at the seams with traffic. And while we’re ecstatic that you love to visit our parks, we want to make sure that that congestion isn’t causing safety issues for park…

Trail Spotlight: Fall begins on the Chief Sealth Trail


One of my favorite trails, since it’s part of my commute to work, is the Chief Sealth Trail. While not maintained by us here at King County Parks, it’s still considered part of the Regional Trails System in King County. With its southern terminus at 51st Ave S and its northern terminus at South Angeline…

Weekend activity: Explore Tolt MacDonald Park


At less than one hour from Seattle, Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation is a true recreation destination. The 574-acre park sits at the confluence of the Snoqualmie and Tolt Rivers in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley and features stunning views of the Snoqualmie River and local farmland. Here are some activities to explore: Check out the suspension…

Inspiration for your three-day weekend: explore Soaring Eagle Park!


Take advantage of this three-day weekend and hike Soaring Eagle Park! Celebrate the red, white and blue by enjoying the gorgeous weather and the great outdoors. Soaring Eagle Regional Park is 600 acres of mature forests, wetlands, and wildlife habitat. The park features 12 miles of trails that are regularly used by hikers, mountain bikers…

Volunteer Opportunity 6/25: Duthie Hill Park


Calling all kindred spirits! We are in need of volunteers this Saturday, 6/25 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m at Duthie Hill Park. Volunteers will be helping with invasive plant removal in the planting areas around the main parking lot. Families, individuals and groups are welcome. Contact Lina Rose, Volunteer Program Coordinator, for more information…