Trails Abound at 9 Lesser-Known King County Parks

Hoping to take advantage of the “false spring” weather gracing the Seattle area this weekend? The Washington Trails Association has plenty of recommendations in its Winter Destinations corner, but we wanted to highlight their list of 9 Lesser-Known King County Parks that offer options for every athletic level.

“Parks and greenspaces dot the map from the northern reaches of Lake Washington to the outskirts of Enumclaw, and from the beaches of Vashon Island to the shores of the Snoqualmie River,” says the post.

Consider the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail, shown above, offering a 6.5-mile trail that connects the riverside towns of Preston and Snoqualmie and features a viewpoint of Snoqualmie Falls.

Or head to Vashon-Maury Island, where you can take a jaunt along the 3 miles of trails throughout Maury Island Marine Park, or take it a bit farther with the extensive 9-mile trail system throughout Dockton Forest.

In Auburn, the 1,000-acre Green River Natural Area might be just a few miles from downtown Auburn, “but it feels worlds away with its fern-covered big leaf maples and meandering trails.”

For more ideas from the Washington Trails Association, check out the full list of 9 Lesser-Known King County Parks.