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King County Parks closure includes County-run trails, though they remain open for essential transportation only

King County Parks took an extraordinary step this week to close all its parks in an attempt to further discourage people from crowding or gathering as we fight the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. And unless you are … Continue reading

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With newly-opened section, the Lake to Sound Trail is tantalizingly close to reaching the regional trail network

Imagine a new trail connecting Tukwila and Seatac to Renton. This trail would tie together the Green River Trail, Interurban Trail, Cedar River Trail and Eastrail, all while accessing rapid transit service. And someday, it could even reach the airport, … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Cedar River Trail closed near Cedar Grove Natural Area until March 2 to repair washout

The Cedar River Trail was washed out during recent heavy rains, and crews will be out working with heavy machinery to finish repairs and paving. So the trail will be closed for 4.5 miles from 154th Pl SE east to … Continue reading

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Trail Alerts: Sammamish River Trail floods + Snoqualmie Valley Trail landslide

Heavy and persistent rains have caused more trail closures in the area. The Sammamish River Trail has closed in four places between Woodinville and Redmond because its namesake river has overflowed. See the links in the notice below for maps … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Landslide closes section of the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail

A landslide has closed a section of the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail near Snoqualmie Ridge and Fall City, King County Parks said Thursday. The trail is closed between Preston-Fall City Road and Lake Alice Road. King County did not have an expected … Continue reading

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King County takes legal action to clear illegal use of East Lake Sammamish trail corridor

Last week, King County took action to reclaim public land in one of the wealthiest areas in the state: Sammamish. The County fought and won a very difficult legal battle to determine that, yes, the public does own the entire … Continue reading

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Regional trails get a new brand: The Leafline Trail Network

Puget Sound counties have selected one trail brand to rule them all: Leafline. The new name will describe “a network of over 400 miles of wide paved trails connecting communities throughout Snohomish, Kitsap, King and Pierce Counties,” according to King … Continue reading

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King County will celebrate the Eastside’s ‘Traily McTrailface’ July 20

Drum roll, please 🥁! Join us on July 20 at the Redmond Central Connector Park and be the first to see the Eastside Rail Corridor’s new name. To help us celebrate we will have live music, a bike rodeo for … Continue reading

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Proposed $738M King County Parks levy would fund Eastside, Lake Sammamish and Lake to Sound Trails

About 80 percent of the King County Parks budget comes from a levy that goes to voters every six years, and King County Executive Dow Constantine is proposing an even bigger levy to send to voters this autumn for 2020–25. … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Burke-Gilman blocked by downed tree in Bothell until Tuesday

A large tree fell over the weekend and has blocked the Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell, and King County Parks says it cannot remove the tree until Tuesday. The tree is blocking the trail at about 91st Ave NE, a tricky … Continue reading

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Would you bike on the ‘E?’ How about the ‘Eastway?’

As we reported previously, King County is trying to come up with a better name for the Eastside Rail Corridor, and they have narrowed it down to four finalists: The E, The Eastrail, The 425 and the Eastway. You can … Continue reading

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Tuesday: Open house for stunning Eastside Trail Wilburton segment

King County Parks will show off the latest plans for what could easily become one of the most stunning segments of trail in the region: The Eastside Trail through Wilburton. The open house is 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at … Continue reading

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Penultimate section of the E Lake Sammamish Trail opens today

A hard-fought, 1.2-mile section of the E Lake Sammamish Trail finally opens today after more than a year of construction and many, many years of planning and advocacy. King County Parks is hosting an opening celebration at 2 p.m. today … Continue reading

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You can now take a bus hiking on weekends, and there are spaces for bikes

King County Metro and King County Parks have partnered to launch a new transit-to-trailheads service that starts tomorrow. And each shuttle will have two spaces for bicycles. The shuttle starts at Issaquah Transit Center and makes stops at trailheads throughout … Continue reading

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Construction begins on penultimate segment of the E Lake Sammamish Trail

King County has started construction to pave 1.3 miles of the East Lake Sammamish Trail, bringing the key walking and biking link between Redmond and Issaquah that much closer to completion. The trail, funded by a combination of Federal, state … Continue reading

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$10M committed to rehab historic trestle. Can the Eastside Trail open by 2020?

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Governor Jay Inslee shared the podium Tuesday to announce $10 million dollars in funding commitments from local, regional, state and private partners to rehab the most difficult and stunning parts of the planned Eastside … Continue reading

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White Center’s newest playground also helps kids learn to bike safely

It’s been a while since I was a kid, but I remember spending hour-upon-hour playing games where I pretended to do mundane things my parents did. I scanned play vegetables across a cash register (I don’t think I understood how … Continue reading

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Be prepared for Burke-Gilman Trail detour in Lake Forest Park starting Monday

King County Parks will remove 40 poplar trees along the Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake Forest Park starting next week. This work will require trail detours for two weeks, so be prepared. Luckily, the detours don’t look bad, using nearby low-traffic … Continue reading

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For community fun and safety education, White Center will get state’s first ‘traffic garden’

With mini versions of streets, traffic control signs, crosswalks and other elements of a real life street, a traffic garden is a safe and fun place for people (especially kids) to learn and practice the rules of the road. Such … Continue reading

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Help guide the Eastside Trail master plan

The Eastside Trail will change the region forever, and it can’t become bikeable soon enough. The good news is that King County Parks has begun work on an Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Trail Master Plan, and they need your feedback … Continue reading

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