3 underappreciated trails to check out on National Trails Day!


June 4 is National Trails Day and needless to say, we’re hyped. Take this day to get outside and explore the diverse trails in King County. Here are three underappreciated trails that need a little love: Spring Lake / Lake Desire Park Meander along the 3 miles of trails between Spring Lake and Lake Desire….

Summer Hike Idea: Margaret’s Way


On National Trails Day (June 6), King County Parks and the WTA unveiled the new Margaret’s Way hike in the Issaquah Alps. The hike is a short 15 minute drive from Seattle. To access the hike from I-90, take exit 15 signed Lake Sammamish/Renton Highway 900. Turn right onto Highway 900/Renton-Issaquah Road and go south…

Parks hearts REI all month-long!


The Labor Day weekend (par-tay!) is upon us and everybody has vacation on the brain, which means many of us will be running amok with last-minute shopping lists or things to pack before hitting the road. If you happen to be running over to the Seattle REI Flagship store to check a few things off…

Field Notes: You can dance if you want to…


Last month, our Backcountry Trails Crew finished a brand spankin’ new trail bridge in Spring Lake/Lake Desire Park. The 29-foot bridge replaces an old, deteriorating one and connects the park with McGarvey Park Open Space. Built to US Forest Service standards, the bridge is made from salvaged wood our crew found on site and milled…

Spend National Trails Day, Sat, June 1, in Your Big Backyard


Join us on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1, to learn more about our growing network of 180 miles of backcountry trails spread across more than 16,000 acres of park lands. Did you know that over our 75 year history, King County Parks has built an impressive legacy of natural lands? You know, the kind…