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KC Virtual Map Counter: Recreation Maps

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Backcountry Trails Map Brochure Series

Distributed throughout more than 25 parks, working forests, and natural areas across urban and rural King County, King County Parks' backcountry system offers trails with year-round accessibility for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Each of the map brochures in this series focuses on a different backcountry location and its trail features. Peruse your opportunities for fitness, fun and relaxation, pick a destination and then print a map to take along.

For more information on the backcountry system and King County's broad range of park and trail resources, check out the King County Parks web site.

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Big Finn Hill Park
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Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
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Cougar-Squak-Tiger Corridor
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Dockton Forest and Natural Area
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Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park
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Grand Ridge Park
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Green River Natural Area
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Island Center Forest
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Maury Island Marine Park
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Moss Lake Natural Area
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Pinnacle Peak Park
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Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area
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Ring Hill Forest
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Shinglemill Creek Preserve
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Soaring Eagle Regional Park
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Spring Lake /
Lake Desire Park
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Taylor Mountain Forest
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Tolt River-John MacDonald Park
   

The Backcountry Trails map brochure files (download using the links below)

The PDF files are designed to print double-sided at 100% of original size on letter-size paper without clipping on most desktop printers. The prints may be folded in half to make a front and back cover with the map inside.

Big Finn Hill Park
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Big Finn Hill Park and the adjoining Saint Edward State Park provide more than 16 miles of trails for hiking and biking through a lush forest setting near Lake Washington. Mountain bikers have been coming here for years to sample a wide variety of twisty and looping trails that will test all skill levels. Whether walking or riding, Big Finn Hill offers a backcountry trail experience right in the city.

Revised February 2013

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Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
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Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is the gem of King County's 26,000-acre park system. Just minutes from Eastside cities such as Bellevue, Newcastle and Issaquah, Cougar Mountain Park provides an excellent example of our region's unique historical, cultural and natural heritage. Located in the "Issaquah Alps," Cougar Mountain Park preserves important wildlife habitat while offering ample opportunities for recreation.

Revised September 2013

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Cougar-Squak-Tiger Corridor
Cougar-Squak-Tiger Corridor cover image

Cougar, Squak and Tiger mountains, also known as "the Issaquah Alps," rise above Lake Sammamish and together provide more than 15,000 acres of connected public forest lands. The lands on either side of Squak Mountain create a green corridor that connects to Cougar and Tiger mountains. There are over 100 miles of connected trails and the dense forests and wilderness are home to numerous birds, fish and wildlife.

Revised February 2013

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Dockton Forest and Natural Area
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Dockton Forest and Natural Area, along with the adjacent Dockton Park, is 125 acres of working forest, saltwater shoreline and natural park lands located on the south-central part of Maury Island. There is an extensive trail system throughout the 125 acres that is used by hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers, and Dockton Park provides a public boat launch and moorage. Dockton Forest comprises two parcels totaling 63 acres, the natural area protects over 40 acres of upland forest and 2 acres of saltwater shoreline along Quartermaster Harbor.

Revised February 2013

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Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park
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Duthie Hill Park is 130 acres of dense evergreen forest on the Sammamish Plateau. It is connected to more than 2,000 acres of public open space that includes Grand Ridge Park, Mitchell Hill Forest and Preston Ridge Park. The lush rolling forest of Douglas fir and western hemlock provides an excellent setting for the mountain bike park, which was developed in partnership with the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and hundreds of volunteers, as part of King County's Community Partnership Grant program.

February 2013

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Grand Ridge Park
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Grand Ridge Park is 1,300 acres of pristine forest rising 1,100 feet in elevation above Issaquah and Lake Sammamish. Established to provide natural resource preservation and passive recreation along the edge of urban and rural living, the park is located between Mitchell Hill Forest to the east and the Issaquah Highlands residential development to the west. The steep slope above the North Fork of Issaquah Creek is covered by stands of large second growth Douglas fir trees.

Revised February 2013

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Green River Natural Area
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The 1,000-acre Green River Natural Area is a wonderful gateway to the middle stretch of the Green River. Composed of steep valley walls and a broad valley floor, the natural area provides trails for hiking and horseback riding as well as access to some of the best salmon fishing in King County. Mixed evergreen and hardwood forests dominate the upper slopes while the mighty black cottonwoods cover much of the river banks. The Green River provides critical spawning and rearing habitat for coho, chum, Chinook salmon and steelhead.

February 2013

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Island Center Forest
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Located in the center of Vashon Island, Island Center Forest is a 370-acre working forest and nature preserve that is managed to demonstrate sustainable forest management while protecting and restoring the health of the site's habitat. The property is owned and managed by King County Parks in collaboration with community partners who make up the Friends of Island Center Forest, a diverse group that includes the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust, Vashon Forest Stewards, Vashon–Maury Island Audubon, equestrians and outdoor enthusiasts, among many other community members.

Revised February 2013

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Maury Island Marine Park
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Maury Island Marine Park is located on the east side of Maury Island which is connected to Vashon Island. There is more than one mile of natural shoreline with stunning views of Mount Rainier and the Cascade Mountains. The park is a former gravel mine and contains rare stands of the Pacific madrone tree. The accessible shoreline allows for scuba diving and an excellent beach walk to observe marine life with a salt marsh at the north end.

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Moss Lake Natural Area
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Moss Lake Natural Area is located five miles southeast of Duvall, 3.5 miles northeast of Carnation, and one mile east of Lake Joy in the Cascade foothills. The site comprises 372 acres of high-quality wetland and forested upland habitats. An extensive 150-acre wetland complex encompasses a large sphagnum bog and also features beaver dams and includes a 6.5-acre cattail and spirea-fringed lake. Moss Lake was acquired in three phases from 1990-2002, with the initial 275-acres purchase representing the first major acquisition under the 1989 Open Space Bond approved by King County voters.

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Pinnacle Peak Park
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Pinnacle Peak Park is a 256-acre volcanic cone that rises straight out of the Enumclaw farmlands and towers over the White River. Also known locally as Mt. Peak and even Mt. Pete, Pinnacle Peak is one of the most popular hikes for Enumclaw and south King County families. A one-mile-long forested trail climbs 1,000 feet to the top of the 1,800-foot-high geological knob. Once you get to the top, you will see extruded outcroppings of columnar basalt, the concrete footings of an old fire lookout and best of all, spectacular views of Mt. Rainier and the White River Valley.

Revised February 2013

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Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area
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Located just 30 miles east of Seattle near North Bend, the Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area is a mountainous ridge along I-90 that offers some of the most scenic hiking in the Cascade foothills. The 10-mile-long hiking trail along the ridge is easily accessible from I-90, provides many opportunities for views of Mount Si, the upper Snoqualmie Valley and the Cascades, and reaches a high-point elevation of 3,500 feet. At the south end, the 1,000-foot-high ledge above Rattlesnake Lake rewards hikers with a spectacular view of the Cedar River Watershed.

Revised February 2013

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Ring Hill Forest
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Ring Hill Forest is 320 acres of rural forestland located on the west wall above the Snoqualmie Valley above the Snoqualmie River. The forest slopes from the plateau in the west steeply to the Snoqualmie Valley floor to the east. Ring Hill was acquired to conserve rural forestlands, provide a buffer between rural residential development and agricultural uses in the Snoqualmie Valley, and provide revenue while demonstrating sustainable forestry.

February 2013

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Shinglemill Creek Preserve
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The Shinglemill Creek Preserve is located in the northwest part of Vashon Island and encompasses 121 acres along the lower mainstem of Shinglemill Creek—Vashon's second-largest creek. Efforts to preserve habitat in the Shinglemill Watershed began in 1994 with the purchase of the historic and iconic Fern Cove, the largest stream delta on Vashon, where Shinglemill Creek empties into Colvos Passage on the island's west shoreline. The lower portion of the Shinglemill Creek trail offers opportunities to watch for coho salmon returning to spawn, typically in November and December after heavy rains. The delta at Fern Cove offers Vashon's best spot for viewing shorebirds.

February 2013

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Soaring Eagle Regional Park
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Soaring Eagle Regional Park is 600 acres of mature forests and wetlands. Formerly Washington State school trust land known as Section 36, Soaring Eagle sits above Patterson Creek on the edge of the Sammamish Plateau along the western flank of the Snoqualmie River Valley. This natural area provides sanctuary for black bear, bobcat, black tail deer and more than 40 species of birds.

Revised July 2013

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Spring Lake / Lake Desire Park
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Spring Lake / Lake Desire Park is a 390-acre forested site with a bald rocky outcrop, a bog and three miles of trails situated between…Spring Lake and Lake Desire! Echo Mountain is the 900-foot-tall rocky outcrop that provides great views of the two lakes and the Cascade foothills. There is a bog along the west shore of Spring Lake which is also home to unique plants such as Labrador tea. This site is connected to more than 1,000 acres of open space which also includes Wetland 14 Natural Area, McGarvey Park Open Space, Petrovitsky Park and nearby Peterson Lake Natural Area and Lake Youngs Park.

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Taylor Mountain Forest
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Taylor Mountain Forest is located south and east of Tiger Mountain, south of I-90 and east of SR-18, between the communities of Hobart and North Bend in eastern King County. The 1,822-acre site, which offers sweeping views of Mount Rainier, forested wetlands and meadows of wild flowers, provides an important habitat link between the City of Seattle's Cedar River Watershed and Tiger Mountain State Forest.

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Tolt River-John MacDonald Park
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Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation is a true recreation destination. Located less than one hour from Seattle, the 574-acre park sits at the confluence of the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley. A 500-foot-long suspension footbridge across the Snoqualmie River connects the east and west sides of the park and offers terrific views of the Snoqualmie River and Cascade foothills. You can observe spawning salmon in the river below and eagles and osprey soaring above.

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Burien-SeaTac-Tukwila-Renton Parks and Trails

Map: Burien-SeaTac-Tukwila-Renton Parks & Trails (69k JPEG)
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Text and photo layout: Burien-SeaTac-Tukwila-Renton Parks & Trails (96k JPEG)
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Map detail: Burien-SeaTac-Tukwila-Renton Parks & Trails (159k JPEG)
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Print Size: 27 x 18 inches


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The King County GIS Center, in cooperation with Public Health of Seattle and King County, King County Parks & Recreation, and the cities of Burien, Renton, SeaTac, and Tukwila, produced this map guide to promote recreational activities within this diverse area of King County. KCGIS Center cartographers worked closely with parks staff from the participating agencies to gather information on a variety of recreational resources, such as parks, trails, bike lanes, playgrounds, and community centers. The colorful text and photo layout displays information from each city plus an amenities chart for selected parks and trails

Published August 2007.

 
King County Bicycling Guidemap
 
Kirkland Parks, Facilities, & Trails Guide*

Map: Kirkland Parks, Facilities & Trails Guide (178K JPEG)

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*This map appears here courtesy of the City of Kirkland. ©2006 The City of Kirkland, all rights reserved.


Print Size: 18x27 inches


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This map is part of a comprehensive guide to the more than thirty parks and related features within the Kirkland city limits. In addition to the park locations, the map illustrates the citywide street network, relative traffic volumes for arterial streets, on-street bicycle lanes, walkways, the locations of public art installations, and the locations of numerous public facilities, such as schools, post offices, fire stations, and Park & Ride lots. All of this is mapped against a highly detailed shaded relief background.

The King County GIS Center created the map in consultation with the City of Kirkland's Parks, GIS, Public Works, and MultiMedia Services staff. The GIS Center thanks the City of Kirkland for permission to post the map here in the Virtual Map Counter. The complete guide, including park addresses, lists of amenities, photographs, and contact information, can be found online at the City of Kirkland website (see link below).

City of Kirkland website (external links):

 
Luther Burbank Park*

Map: Luther Burbank Park (67K JPEG)

Sample map detail: Luther Burbank Park (81k JPEG)
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On-site map installation: Luther Burbank Park (136k JPEG)
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*This map appears here courtesy of the City of Mercer Island. ©2012 City of Mercer Island, All Rights Reserved.


Print Size: 17 x 11 inches
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Luther Burbank Park, at the north end of Mercer Island, is highly accessible with its proximity to Interstate 90 freeway exits, the I-90 Regional Trail, the Mercer Island Park & Ride, and Mercer Island's downtown business district. Visitors to the park will find a varied landscape of waterfront vistas, natural areas, and recreation facilities, such as tennis courts, a playground, and picnic areas. Luther Burbank Park is also home to the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department offices, and the Mercer Island Community and Event Center is right next door.

The Luther Burbank Park map was originally created by the King County Parks & Recreation Division and the King County GIS Center when the park was part of the King County park system. The park is now owned and maintained by the City of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department. Working with the City of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Mercer Island Geographic Information System, the King County GIS Center supplied cartographic services for the map seen here, which was updated and redesigned for placement on several outdoor signs that are situated throughout the park.

More (external links)
City of Mercer Island
home page
Parks & Recreation Department

 
Marymoor Park

Map: Marymoor Park (52K JPEG)

Map: Marymoor Park (44K JPEG)


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Marymoor Park is the most popular park in the King County Park System. This map depicts the wide variety of athletic, cultural, and recreational facilities and features available for everyday use and for special events within the 642-acre park.

Published by the King County Parks and Recreation Division and the Friends of Marymoor Park (external link) in March of 2009.

See more about Marymoor at King County Parks.

 
Mercer Island Park System Guide*
 
 

Map: Mercer Island Park System Guide (115K JPEG)
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*This map appears here courtesy of the City of Mercer Island. ©2008 City of Mercer Island, All Rights Reserved.

Print Size: 18 x 27 inches

The more than thirty developed and semi-developed parks, and numerous recreation and other community features in the City of Mercer Island are represented on this large-format map sheet. Highly detailed aerial photo map insets orient map readers to Luther Burbank Park, Mercerdale Park, and the Park on the Lid over Interstate 90. On the reverse side of the map the guide includes a matrix of park facilities, a calendar of the city's annual special events and community programs, a public art index, and other recreational and civic information.

The King County GIS Center created the Park System Guide with the City of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Mercer Island Geographic Information System.

To view the map or find out how to acquire a paper copy, please visit the City of Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Department website (external link).

See Also
Luther Burbank Park

 
Regional Trails in King County
 
 

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Regional Trails map cover thumbnail imageThe Regional Trails Map displays the routes of regionally significant off-road, multi-purpose trails within King County. Numerous trail-user amenities are also shown on the map, such as public parking at trailheads and along the trail routes, nearby transit facilities, restrooms, and public parks. Highways, arterial streets, cities, and major landmarks are identified for easy location of trails and for general reference.

The reverse side of the sheet includes a colorful description in text and photographs of the special characteristics of each of the primary regional trails. Additional text about the Regional Trails System, plus sources for more information, are provided to enhance users' access to and enjoyment of the wealth of recreational opportunities provided by the Regional Trails System.

The map was developed, produced, and published by the King County Parks and Recreation Division with cartography and design by Parks and Recreation Division GIS and King County GIS Center Client Services.

Printed copies of the map are available for in-person pick-up at the King County Road Services Map Counter in the King Street Center in downtown Seattle.

Print size: 24.5 x 21 inches

Revised February 2013

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Sammamish Valley Tourism & Recreation Map Guide

Map: Sammamish Valley Tourism & Recreation Map Guide (197K JPEG)

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Print Size: 18 x 27 inches


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This map guide features recreation amenities for tourists as well as local visitors to the cities of Redmond and Woodinville and the surrounding Sammamish Valley in King County.

Concept and coordination of the guide was by the Redmond Tourism Task Force; design and production by the King County GIS Center. The cities of Redmond and Woodinville, and the King County Parks and Recreation Division contributed content.

Published February 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Vashon–Maury Island Parks & Natural Lands Map and Guide

Map: Vashon - Maury Island Map and Guide
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Recreation Guide: Vashon - Maury Island Map and Guide
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Print Size: 11 x 17 inches


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This recreation map and guide was created to promote outdoor opportunities available on Vashon-Maury Island. The map includes topographic detail to help users see the bluffs and stream systems in the area, while the guide includes a recreation chart for parks and facilities, photographs for a number of sites and descriptive text for things to see and do.

The project was commissioned by the Vashon Park District and Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust. The map/guide is a joint production of the KCGIS Center, who created the map, and King County Parks, who provided the graphic design and recreation chart for the guide .

Revised June 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

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