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


**** Trailhead Direct is on pause until the spring. We want to hear your opinion on the service as a rider OR community member. Take our survey: surveymonkey.com/r/TrailheadDirect  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!…

Big Backyard 5K 2017 in photos


A Big Backyard thank you to everyone that attended, and huge shout out to Kaiser Permamente for their generosity. Everyone’s participation helps King County Parks stay clean, safe and open. You can find race results here. You can see the rest of the event’s photos over here.

Primitive Camping With A Waterfront View on Maury Island


King County Parks has partnered with Vashon Adventures to bring camping to Vashon-Maury Island. “Hike, bike or paddle in to your picturesque campsite at King County’s Maury Island Marine Park. Spend a night or more under the stars, listening to the waves lap on the beach and waking to Mount Rainier rising above the water….

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…