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  • East Lake Sammamish Trail

    East Lake Sammamish Trail

  • Big Rock Park

    Big Rock Park

  • Beaver Lake Preserve

    Beaver Lake Preserve

  • Pine Lake Park

    Pine Lake Park

  • Pine Lake Park

    Pine Lake Park

  • Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve

    Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve

Welcome to our new website.


Upcoming Walks

Jul
30
Sat
Klahanie Trail Walk @ Klahanie Trail Walk
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To register for this walk, click here

Meet at Klahanie Park and enjoy a casual walk down the trail to Beaver Lake Middle School, paying attention to our natural surroundings and discussing the history and changes our area has gone through. Walk leaders will answer questions as they show us how to navigate around perimeter trails.  This walk will take you through a couple of parks and we will point out natural settings for viewing wildlife and then return to Klahanie Park from the Yellow Lake Trail. It is the season to savor a fresh blackberry or two along the way. Please join us.

Aug
6
Sat
Evans Creek Preserve
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To register for this walk, click here.

Join naturalist Elby Jones who will leading the walk through the meadows and wetlands, along trails and over boardwalks.  This open space includes a segment of Evans Creek, along the Redmond/Fall City Highway (202), with large areas of wetlands, steep slopes, and open meadow areas.  Hawks, songbirds, deer, bear, and beavers traverse the terrain.

Aug
20
Sat
Pine Lake Park Artful Experience
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To register for this walk, click here.

Bring your inner artist and your outdoor shoes.  This experience, suitable to all ages, is an introduction to nature drawing workshop and walk.

Sep
17
Sat
Big Rock Park Children’s Walk
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To register for this walk, click here.

This event is tailored for young walkers and led by Nature Vision guides who are experienced in introducing children to the wonders of our natural environment.  A beautiful property, Big Rock Park was named in recognition the huge boulder deposited during the last ice age and located along one of the well-marked and well-groomed trails.

Oct
1
Sat
Soaring Eagle Park
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To register for this walk, click here.

Wildlife on the Trails

DeerInYardWe share our beautiful environment with local wildlife and more than a few of us have encountered surprises on the trail.  In 2012, a portion of the Soaring Eagle trail system was temporarily closed following reports of owl attacks. No serious injuries were reported, but the owl did draw blood in one incident. King County Parks officials believe this was a juvenile barred owl, possibly going after a moving target, such as a ponytail or the top of a hat.

Soaring Eagle Park is also home to the occasional black bear encounter.  In one such encounter, a hiker came upon two full-grown black bears near trail marker 4.  The hiker, who was not harmed, said the bears held their ground, apparently unafraid of humans.  Click here to read Washington Fish and Wildlife information about black bears and what you should do if you meet up with one.

Dogs on the Trails

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While there is an off-leash area at Beaver Lake Park, dogs must be leashed in all other areas and trails within the city and county parks listed on this website.  On Ann’s Trail in Hazel Wolf Preserve, dogs are not allowed at all (on- or off-leash).

Guided Walks

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This is the eighth year for Sammamish Walks and we decided it’s time to change things up a bit.  Nan Gordon, our new walk organizer, has added more walks, including an art walk and a Kung Fu walk.  We’ve retained our favorites as well and — as always — your walk leaders will provide unique insights as you navigate the parks and woodlands in and around Sammamish.  See you on the trail!