Winter Weather Safety


With winter weather kicking up in the Puget Sound region, King County Parks urges all trail visitors to practice safety when venturing out on any of our trails, both our paved regional trails and backcountry trails. Windy days can bring falling tree branches and other debris that can block a trail. When walking or hiking,…

What is a Regional Trail anyway?


When you hear the word “trail” what comes to mind? Is it a winding dirt path under towering cedars, or a wide, paved path alongside a meandering river? Chances are the former comes to mind, but Regional Trails, the wide paved paths, are all over King County. Covering over 300 miles in our county, regional…

5 Ways to Bike Everywhere


Here’s 5 easy ways you can spend more time in the saddle, and less time stuck behind the wheel.

Spring into Earth Month with a good cleaning


It’s getting sunny and I’m getting antsy to put some miles under my bike tires. This winter hasn’t been the most productive or pleasant for bike commuting, and I’m a little embarrassed to report I had a personal low and logged the fewest miles ever. But spring is here! Earth Day is April 22, and…

Moss Lake and the Sphagnum Bog


Moss Lake is a wonderful little spot located in the foothills of the cascades. This sphagnum bog (click for a definition of “sphagnum bog” ) offers an amazing variety of plants and wildlife all within 370 acres. I highly recommend making the drive out to this little hidden gem to  explore. The variety of ways…