McGarvey Park

King County Parks Department

8:30AM - 3:30PM
Wed, Dec 26, 2012


South King County is the place to be!

South King County. This is WTA's first time at this park, located adjacent to Spring Lake/Lake Desire (Echo Mountain) Park. During this week, you will work on projects to improve existing trails that were impacted during recent timber harvest, including re-routing some sections of trail.

The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks recently completed the McGarvey Park Open Space Forest Stewardship Plan. The plan provides management recommendations to help guide the long-term stewardship of this 400-acre forest, which neighbors Spring Lake/Lake Desire Park, through a series of adaptive forest practices that will improve forest health and promote plant and animal biodiversity. WTA will work with the park on improving existing trails, re-routing sections of trails impacted by timber harvest, as well as the creation of some new trails.

Driving directions:
From I-405 either northbound or southbound in Renton take exit 4 onto Renton-Maple Valley Road (State Route 169). Follow Renton-Maple Valley Road east towards Maple Valley for a little over 2 miles and turn right onto 140th Way SE. In 2 miles turn left on Petrovitsky Road. Follow for 1.6 miles and turn left on Parkside Way SE. Follow for 0.6 miles and turn right on Woodside Drive SE. Follow Woodside Drive for 0.3 miles and turn left on West Lake Desire Drive SE. Follow for 0.3 miles and turn left on 174th Ave SE. In about 0.2 miles the trail crosses the road and this is where we will meet. (Driving time from Seattle: approximately 50 minutes.)


GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head

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