Trails

Finn Hill is the home of a vibrant and active trail system in OO Denny Park, Big Finn Hill Park, St Edwards Park, and other areas.  FHNA is committed to being a partner in efforts to restore and maintain these important community assets.  Currently we are involved in two major projects.  First, we are working on identifying, mapping, and marking trails and historic areas in OO Denny Park.  Second, we are actively participating in a Big Finn Hill Park trails planning project coordinated by King County.  We need walkers, bikers and all trail users who are interested in volunteering for work parties and sharing their ideas about the trail system.

For more information about the trail system or to volunteer email matt@finnhillalliance.org.

One last summer hike on Finn Hill

Posted by on Aug 26, 2017 in Blog, Parks, Trails | 0 comments

One last summer hike on Finn Hill

Big Finn Hill Park is a King County park located on Finn Hill.  It has 220 acres and 9.5 miles of trails to explore Douglas Fir, Madrona, Cedars, ferns and spotting deer, owls and owls. King County description:  This 220-acre park has a range of recreation options, as well as being a wooded urban oasis along Juanita Drive. To the east of the road, the park offers ballfields, a play area, a picnic shelter and natural surface trails; to the west of the road, trails loop through the forest. The trails are frequented by mountain bikers, dog...

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Landslide in Big Finn Hill Park

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Blog, Parks, Trails | Comments Off on Landslide in Big Finn Hill Park

Landslide in Big Finn Hill Park

Over Thanksgiving weekend, a landslide occurred in Big Finn Hill Park on the trail to O.O. Denny Park.  It slid from the very top of the Denny Creek ravine, somewhat narrowly, and like a molten wave poured into Denny Creek and then out and up the other side, delivering sludge about 20 feet up the opposite slope. It flung trees every which way as the mud and debris cascaded down the hillside. Downstream the slide scoured the creek edges, flattened the creek bed, ripped the railing off the second pedestrian bridge, and destroyed the first...

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Objection to relocation of soil storage bins at Big Finn Hill Park

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Blog, Parks, Trails, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Objection to relocation of soil storage bins at Big Finn Hill Park

Objection to relocation of soil storage bins at Big Finn Hill Park

The FHNA Board of Directors recently sent the attached letter to the King County Parks Director raising concerns about the relocation of soil storage bins at Big Finn Hill Park. The new location interferes with King County residents’ use of the park and is environmentally inappropriate. We are requesting the County move its storage bins to their previous location or another site that is not used for public recreation, and that does not create the risk of polluting streams or wetlands. We also request that the County restore the field to its...

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627 Acres of Parkland Surrounds Finn Hill

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Blog, Parks, Trails | Comments Off on 627 Acres of Parkland Surrounds Finn Hill

627 Acres of Parkland Surrounds Finn Hill

Today, our parks are more critical than ever. They are an example of a shifting baseline also known as a sliding baseline. This is a type of change to how an eco system is measured, usually against previous reference points.  Our parks connect us with the natural world and inspire us to be better stewards of our planet. Explore their wonders, we live on Finn Hill nestled with over 627 acres of forest over our heads and under our feet.  Go outside this spring. Big Finn Hill King County Park NE 138th St & Juanita Dr., NE, Kirkland WA 98034...

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King County Conservation Trust Grant CommitteeTour

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Blog, Eastern Finn Hill Expansion, Parks, Trails | Comments Off on King County Conservation Trust Grant CommitteeTour

King County Conservation Trust Grant CommitteeTour

On a sunny Tuesday, April 26, 2016, the King County Conservation Trust Grant Committee toured the Juanita Heights park and trail proposed expansion area. The area is on Goat Hill. FHNA has partnered with the City of Kirkland in applying for a 2016 Conservation Trust 135K grant toward purchasing forested parcels on Goat Hill for permanent open space.  Michael Cogel, City of Kirkland Interium Parks Director, led the tour. The Conservation Trust Grant Committee received between 50-60 grant proposals this year. It tours several proposal sites...

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Friday Jan 1 St Ed Park FREE Day Join Family Oriented Walk & Talk

Posted by on Dec 26, 2015 in Blog, Community Committee, Events, Events Committee, Trails | Comments Off on Friday Jan 1 St Ed Park FREE Day Join Family Oriented Walk & Talk

Friday Jan 1 St Ed Park FREE Day Join Family Oriented Walk & Talk

On Jan 01, 2016 there will be a Free Day at St Edward State park and the First Hike. The Family hike is sponsored by Friends of St Edward State Park. Ranger Scotti, Bob and Janice Gerrish are volunteering to lead a family oriented walk in the State Park. Time:  10 am to noon. Dogs on leashes welcome. Dress for the weather. We will have maps of the park. Where we walk and what we talk about will be weather dependent, the abilities of the group and trail conditions. We will start in front of the...

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