Facebook

ParkMapBorder270x259

  • 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

All You Need to Know About Walking the Trails of the Sammamish Plateau


Upcoming Walks

NEW WALK:  We’ve schedule a Nature Journaling Walk at Pine Lake Park: — Saturday, August 19, at 10AM.  This will be an opportunity to expand your connection with the natural world through art and writing in a nature journal. You will learn ideas and techniques as we focus on distinct aspects of the park. Basic drawing supplies and a sketchbook will be provided for use during the walk, but feel free to bring your own journal.

For walk descriptions, click on ‘2017 Walk Schedule’ above.  

Register for walks by clicking on the links, below. See you on the trail!

Jul
29
Sat
History Walk at Sammamish Landing
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To register for this walk, click here.

Aug
5
Sat
Biodiversity Walk at Evans Creek Preserve
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To register for this walk, click here.

Aug
19
Sat
Nature Journaling Walk at Pine Lake Park
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To register for this walk, click here.

Sep
16
Sat
Children’s Walk at Big Rock Park
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To register for this walk, click here.

Oct
7
Sat
Forest Walk at Soaring Eagle
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

To register for this walk, click here.

Wildlife on Trails

DeerInYard

We 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

KodyPreserve-300x285

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).

New Trails

Thanks to Washington Trails Association, additional trails have been added to Beaver Lake Preserve, north of West Beaver Lake Drive SE.  Improvements underway south of the road include restoration of the picnic meadow, picnic tables, grills and viewing platforms.  Want to help?   Check out the Washington Trails Association website at http://www.wta.org.

.