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NE 60th St and 132nd Ave NE to NE 60th St and W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy Redmond WA 98052

NE 145th St and 40th Ave NE to Bothell Way and 96th Ave NE Lake Forest Park WA 98155

For more information please visit the Burke-Gilman Trail page.


156th and 128th SE Renton WA 98055

149th Ave SE and Maple Valley Hwy. to SE 253rd St and Landsburg Rd SE Maple Valley WA 98032

For more information please visit the Cedar River Trail page.


18201 SE Cougar Mountain Dr Bellevue WA 98027

For more information please visit the Cougar Mountain page.


9951 Renton Issaquah Rd SE Issaquah WA 98027

For more information please visit the Cougar-Squak page.

SW 260th St and 86th Ave SW Vashon WA 98070

For more information please visit the Dockton Forest page.


91st Ave SW & SW 260th St Vashon WA 98070

26700 SE Issaquah Fall City Rd Issaquah WA 98027

For more information please visit the Duthie Hill page.

NE Redmond Way and Avondale Rd NE to Rainier Blvd N and NW Gilman Blvd Sammamish WA 98029

For more information please visit the East Lake Sammamish Trail page.

 

216th Ave SE and SE 43rd Way to SE Klahanie Blvd and Issaquah Pine Lake Rd SE Sammamish WA 98029
SE 392nd St and Veazie Cumberland Rd to 239th Ave SE and Hwy 410 Enumclaw WA 98022

280th Dr. SE and SE 63rd St Issaquah WA 98027

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37000 190th Ave SE Auburn WA 98092

The 922-acre Green River Natural Area extends slightly north from the edge of the Enumclaw Plateau. It is about seven miles east of Auburn along State Route 164 and roughly six miles northwest of Enumclaw. The natural area is comprised of the former Metzler, O'Grady and Green River Waterway Parks all adjacent to the Green River. The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) acquired the parcels between 1973 and 2003 with funds from a variety of sources.

Steep valley walls and a broad valley floor combine to create rich mosaics of plant communities that characterize the natural area. Mixed forest and deciduous upland forests cover much of the valley wall, with several forested and scrub-shrub wetlands nestled in the benches. Gallery cottonwood forests, deciduous forests, meadows (old pasture/agricultural fields), and forested, scrub-shrub, and emergent wetlands are common on the valley bottom. Native plant installation and invasive plant control enhancement efforts have occurred along with streambed restoration projects focused on improving salmonid habitat. Several of these wetlands form the headwaters of short tributaries to the Green River. The lower reaches of the wall-based streams in this area are utilized for spawning by coho and chum, and rearing by chinook, coho, chum and winter steelhead. Cutthroat trout have also been reported.

Visitors to Green River Natural Area engage in activities such as walking, bicycling, nature observation and horseback riding, as well as fishing and river running activities such as rafting, tubing and kayaking. The O'Grady public access point is 500 ft. N. of the intersection of SE 373rd ST and 188th Ave. SE, Auburn, and the Metzler public access point is via a gravel road on the south side of SE Green Valley Rd. 2mi. west of its intersection with 218th Ave. The other sections of the natural area have little use due to limited access. The site is managed for the protection of its ecological value. Public access that does not harm the ecological value of the site is accommodated.

The Green River Natural Area Site Management Guidelines are available in Adobe Acrobat format. For help using Acrobat files, please visit our Acrobat help page.


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Green River Natural Area Site Management Guidelines

 

6800 Fort Dent Way to 104th Ave SE and SE 316th St Tukwila WA 98168

For more information please visit the Green River Trail page.

 

 

SE 256th St and Lake Wilderness Dr. SE to SE 288th St and Hwy 169 Maple Valley WA 98038

For more information please visit the Green to Cedars page.

SW 188th St and 115th Ave SW Vashon WA 98070

For more information please visit the Island Center Forest page.

E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE and N Front St to Highlands Dr SE and E Sunset Way Issaquah WA 98027
SE 32nd St and 249th Ave SE to Issaquah Fall City Rd and 252nd Ave SE Issaquah WA 98029
SE 184th St and Old Petrovitsky Rd to SE 224th St and 164th Ave SE Renton WA 98058
Kanaskat Kangley Rd SE and SE 296th St Kanaskat WA 98051
SE 253rd St and Landsburg Rd SE Ravensdale WA 98038

8215 SW 260th St Vashon, WA 98070

For more information please visit the Maury Island Natural Area page.

5405 SW 244th St Vashon WA 98070

For more information please visit the Maury Island Marine Park page.

SE 276th and 472nd SE Enumclaw WA 98022

For more information please visit the Pinnacle Peak page.

51st Ave S and S 309th St Auburn WA 98001

Preston Snoqualmie Trail Site SE High Point Way, North of SE 82nd St to 372nd SE and SE 68th St Preston WA 98027

224th Ave NE and NE 112th St Redmond WA 98053

Winery Rd and I-90 Snoqualmie WA 98065

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NE Alder Crest Way and 231st Way NE Redmond WA 98053
NE 133rd St and 216th Ave NE Redmond WA 98072

232nd Ave NE and NE 162nd St Duvall WA 98077

For more information please visit the Ring Hill Forest page.



96th Ave NE and NE Bothell Way to 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE Woodinville WA 98072

For more information please visit the Sammamish River Trail page.

 

NE 205th St and Hwy 203 to Cedar Falls Rd SE and SE 192nd St Carnation WA 98014

For more information please visit the Snoqualmie Valley Trail page.

 

25992 NE 8th St Sammamish WA 98053

For more information please visit the Soaring Eagle page.

 

140th Way SE and Hwy 169 to SE 266th St and 148th SE Kent WA 98042

For more information please visit the Soos Creek Trail page.

 

SE 216th and 148th Avenue SE Kent WA 98058

18356 West Spring Lake Dr Renton WA 98059

Trail Map

SE 111th St and Issaquah-Hobart Rd Issaquah WA 98027

Trail Map

276th Ave SE and 192nd St or SE 208th St and 295th Pl SE Hobart WA 98038

For more information please visit the Taylor Mountain page.

 

31020 NE 40th St Carnation WA 98014

For more information please visit the Tolt-MacDonald page.

 

100th Ave NE and NE 64th St to NE 132nd St and Big Rock Rd Woodinville WA 98072
122nd Ave NE and Woodinville Drive NE to 154th Ave NE and NE 81st St Woodinville WA 98072