Maury Island gets some WTA love


  Last month, Department of Natural Resources and Parks Director Christie True paid a visit to a group of Washington Trails Association volunteers who spent a “working vacation” week building a new multiuse trail at Maury Island Marine Park.  Every summer WTA sponsors working vacation trail projects in the high country and wilderness areas of…

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…

Happy horses heart our Taylor trails


Together with the Tahoma Chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington and Washington Trails Association, we sliced through the shiny blue ribbon and celebrated our brand spankin’ new trailhead at Taylor Mountain Forest. And it was already being put to good use by the 30 some horses and their humans and trucks and trailers! Funded…

Knowing Is Half The Battle – Q&A With WTA


This is a great time of year to remind folks how fragile our trails can get, and just what goes in to keeping them available to everyone. We decided to focus a bit of our attention on the newer trails that have come online within the last so many moons. Again, we like our third party…

Run (in the), forest, run!


Saturday, May 9 marks the first race in the annual Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series. Since 2003, participants have raised over $140,000 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 the…