Grand Ridge: Water Tower Loop


Today we officially opened the Water Tower Loop on Grand Ridge. Brought to you by your friendly neighborhood REI, Washington Trails Association, and of course, your King County Parks. WTA has been with Grand Ridge for over a decade! They’ve helped us shape and maintain it, and thanks to generous donations from REI, they added mileage to…

@ Work So You Can Play: Grand Ridge


Prep work underway for a new rock turnpike on the Water Tower Loop Trail at Grand Ridge. Staff are prepping the area for work parties with our peeps the Washington Trails Association (WTA). Want to join in the fun? You can bring your pumpkin spice latte.

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…

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…

Soaring Eagle gets what it deserves – teenagers


WTA (Washington Trails Association) and King County Parks hosted a volunteer event at Soaring Eagle. A little trail maintenance. Much needed dirty work for a trail system that admittedly can get very wet. That trail had NO IDEA what was in store for it. Teenagers. A murder of them. From the Big Picture School in…