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Day Hike - Spring Lake/Lake Desire Park

Notice: need to cancel due to extension of Phase 1 Nice close in hike through forests, past lakes and a mountain to climb. Note: Hike subject to Phase 2 opening date

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft

We will meet at Petrovitsky Park in Renton at 9:00am.  Carpooling is not recommended due to COVID restrictions at this time.

Address:  16400 SE Petrovitsky Rd, Renton, WA 98058

No parking pass is needed to park; bathrooms are still likely to be closed.

Due to Social Distancing still in effect, this trip is limited to 6 participants.  Everyone must be willing to maintain the 6 ft distancing, wear a cloth face covering when passing others, and carry hand sanitizer. We are also required to cancel if unfavorable conditions (such as heavy rain).

Starting from the park, we will drive a short distance to the trailhead, then hike into McGarvey Park Open Space, past some wetlands and across a footbridge then climb up to Echo Mountain, where we will have our  lunch and a nice view of Mount Rainier (if clear).  Then we will travel down the mountain into Spring Lake Park and hike the "3 lakes loop" which include Spring Lake and Lake Desire.  We will travel back through a ravine returning to Petrovitsky Park for a 6 mile hike.

Please bring the 10 essentials, dress in layers and plenty of water. Trail is likely to be muddy in places, so please wear waterproof hiking boots. 


Spring Lake/Lake Desire Park

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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