Hike idea: Harvey Manning Trailhead to Coal Creek Falls


Yesterday, 6/29, Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead at King County’s Cougar Mountain Wildland Park was renamed in honor of Harvey Manning, the longtime open space advocate and hiking guidebook author. Cougar Mountain is the westernmost outpost of the “Issaquah Alps” – a phrase Manning coined. He was a founding member of the Issaquah Alps Trails Club, and…

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…

Inspiration for your 4th of July Adventure: Ride the Cedar River Trail


Celebrate the U.S.A. by enjoying some of the country’s best natural sights. Who needs fireworks when you can take in the natural beauty of the PNW? Take a ride on King County’s Cedar River Trail for views of Lake Washington, protected wetlands AND the Cedar River…. but you probably could’ve guessed that one. The Cedar…

Trail Alert: Sammamish River Trail


Survey crews are continuing to map property boundaries and utilities and carry out wetland delineation for King County’s sewer upgrade project in Redmond.  During the week of May 23, crews are expected to be working along West Lake Sammamish Parkway, the Sammamish River Trail, and by Marymoor. You can expect to see surveyors in bright…

Memorial Day Weekend Getaway: Dockton Park and Forest


Pack a lunch, hop on a ferry and spend the day exploring the 152 acres of working forest, saltwater shoreline and natural park lands located on the south-central part of Maury Island. Begin the day hiking around the trails in Dockton Forest. With nine miles of hiking, running, mountain biking and equestrian trails – all…

The 2016 Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series begins this weekend!


Saturday, May 14 marks the first race in the annual Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series. Since 2003, participants have raised over $155,000 for King County Parks. Way to go, runners! There are a total of five races throughout the summer and fall. Participants have the option to run one race or challenge themselves to complete…