Let’s add some mileage to Grand Ridge with WTA


Washington Trails Association (WTA) is coming out to help build two more miles of trail at Grand Ridge, and let’s be honest, this network of trails wouldn’t exist without their massive amounts of sweat equity. Seriously – you see a WTA member thank them for their support. Hugging them is just dangerous, they’re always carrying…

Soak in our rays of light at Grand Ridge


These stunning photos of Grand Ridge were captured by our trail ambassador, Dave Schultz. Wow, right? Just soak it all in or even better, go out and hike the trail and live it!

Recycling alert!


Beginning Oct. 25, a salvage crew will start deconstructing a house and garage on land that’s adjacent Grand Ridge Park on 280th Drive Southeast. Rather than sending loaded trucks to the landfill, we’ll be sending the useful items to a company that specializes in selling salvaged building materials. On Monday, Oct. 29, Parks’ staff will…

Field Notes: Last spike + volunteers = Trail complete in Grand Ridge Park!


On Thurs, Feb 23, after 77 days and more than 4,600 volunteer hours of work over the course of 17 months, volunteers from Washington Trails Association put the last spike into the 600-foot-long boardwalk across the north hemlock bog in Grand Ridge Park. For 10 years, WTA volunteers have been building and improving Grand Ridge’s…

Rain or shine…


Sweat equity works, people. Washington Trails Association volunteers and King County Parks staff are right now working on the first half of a 600-foot-long elevated boardwalk at Grand Ridge. When completed, this nifty piece of engineering will allow you to get to Duthie without resorting to some kind of MacGyver-inspired pulley system to retrieve your…

“Hard at work so, you can play” case # 1023


Oh hi I didn’t see you there.  This? Oh nothing it’s just our awesome staff (including the ever capable Backcountry Trails Crew) retrofitting a bridge we had built in partnership with the Washington Trails Association a few years ago on the Grand Ridge Trail. Based off of visitor feedback, visitors of the equestrian kind, we…