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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sparks flew during our work party to upgrade the Big Finn Hill kiosk base on Saturday Dec 7. That’s what happens when one uses a pick ax on frozen soil with rocks. We had an excellent turn out but chopping through the permafrost was slow and the volunteers were very warm. After we discovered the gravel was frozen into the dump truck and the pile of dirt had a frozen crust, we decided to reconvene on Saturday Dec 14 (9:30 am) if Mother Nature permits. Please stop by to enjoy the new bench, a solid, comfortable work of art by King County...read more
During our Sunday walk, 10 adults, five children and four dogs hiked the long perimeter trail in Big Finn Hill Park west of Juanita. The 1.5 hour trail walk led us through carpets of fern, thimbleberry, salal with tall trees of Douglas Fir, Maple, Alder and the Madrona Grove. George Meredith joined me in leading the nature hike. He pointed out some of the elements highlighting historical uses of the park including where old homesteads were located the large central blackberry patch, old roadbeds and garbage tips. It has always been a great...read more
Come join us for a fun walk in the park! On Sunday Nov 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm we’ll be leading another in our popular series of walks in our big wonderful Finn Hill Parks. Big Finn Hill Park (a King County Regional Park) has more than ten miles of natural surface trails, so it is a great place to get to know. Who Can Join Everyone is welcome including well-behaved children and well-behaved dogs on leashes. This is a great chance to learn more about our parks and explore new trails. Where to Meet Meet at the Big Finn Hill Park sign on the...read more
Come Help Clear Ivy from Juanita Heights Park Join the work party this Saturday, October 26, at Juanita Heights Park from 9-11 AM. The summer and fall work parties have already cleared large areas of ivy and blackberries. This Saturday we will be clearing the ivy from the center of the quarter mile loop trail. For more information on the park you can go out to the park blog: www.juanitaheightspark.com Work Party Details: Date: Saturday, October 26, 9:00 to 11:00 AM Location: Juanita Heights Park is located at the end of 89th Pl Ne. What to...read more
Come join us for a fun walk in the park! On Sunday Oct 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm I’ll be leading the first of a series of hikes in our big wonderful Finn Hill Parks. Big Finn Hill Park (a King County Regional Park) has more than ten miles of trails, so it is a great place to start. Who Can Join Everyone is welcome! Including well-behaved children and well-behaved dogs on leashes. This is a great chance to learn more about our parks and explore new trails. Where to Meet Meet at the Big Finn Hill Park parking lot accessed from 84th, turn in on the...read more
Big Finn Hill Park Trail Maintenance: Saturday October 12, 2013 While winter is not yet upon us officially, the rains have started and the trails are getting damper. Trails don’t maintain themselves, people do! Come and join us to help maintain our trails and contribute to less muddy paws, shoes and bike tires. This is the perfect time to work on trails as the dampness means the soil is not rock hard. As a benefit, you’ll get a great workout. We will be gathering by the kiosk/new Big Finn Hill trail sign on NE 138th PL (west of Juanita drive)...read more