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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

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


Upcoming Walks

The 2017 Sammamish Walks will begin in April and the new schedule will be posted soon.

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Earth Day Walk – Sammamish Commons
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join us for Earth Day at Sammamish City Hall for a haiku walk celebrating earth experiences led by Michael Dylan Welch and sponsored by the Sammamish Arts Commission. Meet at the top of the stairs, in the center of the plaza between the library and city hall. We’ll amble through the park, stopping at haiku poems on display (weather permitting) for the “Haiku on Sticks” installation which will feature poems by members of Haiku Northwest. You’re also invited to write and share your own haiku for the earth. To register, click here

Wildlife on Trails

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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

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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).

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.

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