Named in 2001 by a second grader at Samantha Smith Elementary School, Soaring Eagle Regional Park is 600 acres of mature forests, wetlands, and wildlife habitat. 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.
There are twelve miles of trails that are regularly used by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. The Pipeline Trail that crosses through the park is wide and flat – in fact, it is quite common to see families with baby strollers out enjoying the trail. Soaring Eagle is also popular for trail running competitions.
King County Parks partners with groups like Friends of Soaring Eagle, the Boy Scouts, and hiking and biking enthusiasts, who volunteer to help us maintain the trails and preserve the park’s natural heritage.
Trail length: 12 miles
Use: hiking, equestrian, mountain biking