Sammamish Walks

2017 Walk Schedule

To register for walks, go to the home page and click on the links.  See you on the trail!

Beaver Lake Preserve – Forest Trail Walk – June 17, 10AM to Noon

Join Parks Commissioner Hank Klein for a tour of this hidden gem.  A few steps off of Beaver Lake Drive and you’re in the deep woods.  Spanning both sides of the road, this 67-acre forest, with mature trees and 1600 feet of Beaver Lake shoreline, is home to a variety of wildlife.  The property adjoins two other large preserved natural areas:  Hazel Wolf Wetlands and Soaring Eagle Park, providing more than a square mile of natural forest in the midst of our beautiful city.

The walk will cover approximately 1.2 miles and will last about two hours.

Klahanie’s Yellow Lake – Kung Fu Walk – July 22, 1PM to 3PM

Experience a way of walking, with an awareness of nature, breath and movement.  Led by local Sifu Johann Sasynuik, owner of the Kung Fu Club, you will learn balance in motion and ancient philosophy in the modern world.

Sammamish Landing – History Walk – July 29, 10AM to Noon

Ever wonder what those old wooden pilings at the north end of Lake Sammamish were for?  Join us for a walk along the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish.  Starting at city’s newest waterfront park – and the only park located on city’s namesake – we will head south toward historic Weber Point while learning from longtime residents Nancy and Bill Way about our area’s fascinating history.

Evans Creek Preserve – Biodiversity Wetland Walk – August 5, 10AM to Noon

Join City of Sammamish employee and tree and plant expert Elby Jones for a walk through Evans Creek Preserve.  This 179-acre park features wetlands, meadows, and hillside forest.  Once a farmstead, this nature preserve is now laced with boardwalks and dirt trails, the result of hundreds of volunteer hours, and provides open vistas to surrounding terrain.

Pine Lake Park – Nature Journaling Walk – August 19, 10AM to Noon

Expand your connection with the natural world through art and writing in a nature journal. Learn ideas and techniques as we focus on distinct aspects of the park. Basic drawing supplies and sketchbook provided for use during the walk; feel free to bring your own journal.

Big Rock Park – Children’s Walk – September 16, 10AM to Noon

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.  Go deep into the park with a local naturalist and find out where the frogs live.  This walk is geared toward children, ages 6 and up, with an adult.

Soaring Eagle Park – Forest Trail Walk – October 7, 10AM to Noon

For our end-of-season walk, we will explore a portion of Soaring Eagle Park’s complex trail system.  With 600 acres of Pacific Northwest evergreens, this park offers numerous opportunities to get lost in the woods, but former Sammamish Parks Commissioner Randy Jackson will show us how to navigate the complex trail system.