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Tree removal in Lake Forest Park will cause delays on Burke-Gilman Trail

If you’re heading through Lake Forest Park today or tomorrow, you might want to factor in some delay time as crews remove some cottonwood trees. Details from King County Parks: We’re going to be removing a pair of high-risk cottonwood … Continue reading

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King County updating Burke-Gilman intersections in Kenmore + Look out for event Sunday morning

If you’re going to be out biking Sunday morning, expect some delays and detours on the Burke-Gilman and Ship Canal Trails. The Biggest Loser Run Walk will have 5K and half marathon events with an anticipated 2,000 participants. Cascade Bicycle … Continue reading

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The Cedar River Trail in East Renton Highlands has reopened

Just in from King County Parks: The half-mile section of the trail just south of the Cedar Grove Natural Area in East Renton Highlands was closed in early July due to erosion control work. Biking Bis reported on the closure … Continue reading

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New Snoqualmie Valley Trail bridge opens between North Bend and Mt. Si Golf Course

The Snoqualmie Valley Trail is one of the most incredible places in King County. This very bikeable gravel rail trail transports you through mystical forests with breathtaking bridges and, because it’s a rail trail, relatively little climbing. My partner Kelli … Continue reading

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Endorsement: Vote Yes on King County Parks Levy (duh)

I probably don’t have to tell you to vote for the King County Parks levy, but just in case you were considering allowing your ballot to sit in a pile of mail until after the August 6 primary, just look … Continue reading

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From gravel to pavement: East Lake Sammamish Trail reopening celebration

King County Parks is ready to celebrate the opening of the newly-paved East Lake Sammamish Trail between the lake and Issaquah. Formerly covered by crushed rock, the section is just the second segment in a series of planned paving projects … Continue reading

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Snoqualmie Valley Trail will be closed for several days this month

King County will close a section of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail for a handful of days in April to reinstall fiber cable as part of work to restore the old Griffin Creek Bridge. The closed section will be the same … Continue reading

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Snoqualmie Valley Trail bridge will be closed starting January 14

The Snoqualmie Valley Trail will be closed for about a month starting January 14 as King County makes repairs to the former railroad bridge over Griffin Creek (about 2.5 miles south of Carnation). Details from King County Parks: Extensive repairs … Continue reading

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City may not clear Burke-Gilman closure before evening commute – UPDATE: Open, but muddy

UPDATE: Seattle Parks says the trail should be open by 4:30, but expect it to be muddy. Crews will power wash the trail tomorrow morning. Seattle Parks was rushing to clear a mudslide on the Burke-Gilman Trail in near the … Continue reading

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Tree blocking Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell – UPDATE: Cleared!

UPDATE: Looks like landslide season has very much started on the Burke-Gilman. Here’s one just north of Seattle: Mud slide at Ne 42nd PL just up from the new paved section toward the UW #[email protected] twitter.com/SLadams99/stat… — S. Adams (@SLadams99) … Continue reading

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Sammamish River Trail tops Sunset list of best bike paths in the West

Sunset has named the Sammamish River Trail the best bike path in the West in the June issue of the magazine. The Burke-Gilman comes in at 19 on the list of 20 trails. It’s not clear what their criteria for … Continue reading

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E Lake Sammamish Trail will be paved through Issaquah

King County is about to pave a 2.2-mile gravel section of the East Sammamish Lake Trail through Issaquah, connecting other paved trails in the process. The project will also start the process of paving the section of trail connecting Issaquah … Continue reading

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County repaving section of Burke-Gilman Trail near Log Boom Park

As several readers have already noticed, the County is repaving a section of the Burke-Gilman Trail near Log Boom Park. Work on the 650-foot stretch of trail should be completed by Friday, according to King County Parks. Workers are dong … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman official grand opening Tuesday

The Burke-Gilman Trial has been open for weeks, but now King County is making it official (though you may have to leave work early to catch it): Join us on March 13 at NE 165th St and the trail. Ribbon … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman Trail will reopen Friday at noon

No number of exclamation marks could accurately express the excitement of this news. The Burke-Gilman Trail will reopen tomorrow at noon after being closed for nearly eight months. Reconstruction of the vital link went significantly over-budget, and completion was delayed … Continue reading

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King County Parks: Burke-Gilman reopening delayed another week

The goal of reopening the Burke-Gilman Trail from Seattle to Log Boom Park has been delayed another week. Originally expected to be open in December, the project was delayed until “late January,” and work significantly exceeded the budget. A small … Continue reading

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Small stretch of Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake Forest Park opens in time for Xmas

King County Parks has a Christmas present for Burke-Gilman Trail users. The eastern-most section of the closed trail is completed and open, connecting Ballinger Way and Log Boom Park. It’s not a complete opening of the delayed and over budget … Continue reading

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Times: Burke-Gilman project way over budget

Not only is the large reconstruction of the Burke-Gilman Trail north of Seattle behind schedule, but costs have almost doubled, the Seattle Times reports. Originally budgeted at $2.7 million, the King County Council approved an additional $2.2 million to complete the … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman paving has begun, delays possible near Log Boom Park

The paving has finally begun on the Trail reconstruction that has put several miles of the Burke-Gilman Trail just north of Seattle out of commission all summer and fall. People using the trail today may encounter trouble with the detour … Continue reading

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New staircase to help with Burke-Gilman detour

King County Parks has completed a new staircase to help people get from Log Boom Park to Beach Drive at the northern beginning of the Burke-Gilman Trail closure. The staircase includes a runnel, which is a little trough that allows … Continue reading

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