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Day Hike - May Creek & Lake Boren

Explore the route of the former Walla Walla Railroad along scenic May Creek, continuing to Lake Boren Park, where we have lunch by the lake before returning by the same route.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 500 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at 10:30 AM in the west parking lot of the  McDonald's Restaurant at 1705 NE 44th St, Renton, reached by taking the NE 44th St exit eastbound from I-405 and turning right into the McDonald's parking lot. 

From McDonald's we will caravan up the hill to the trailhead on SE 93rd St.  There is only street parking there, so carpooling will be helpful.  No parking pass is required there.  We will be hiking mostly under a forest canopy.  There are restrooms at McDonald's  and possibly at Lake Boren, but not elsewhere on the hike.  The forest canopy provides opportunities for bathroom breaks along the trail. 


May Creek, The Highlands & Lake Boren

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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