Big Finn Hill Park

The lesser-known King County Park is the cousin to the adjoining Saint Edwards State Park in Kirkland. Its expansive 220 acres are worth exploring and getting to know for their miles of meandering trails fit for mountain biking and casual strolling. Chock-full of tall Douglas-firs, ferns and bright green mosses, it offers possibilities to spot eagles, deer and owls.

Getting there

driving directions

From SR-522 in Kenmore, drive south on Juanita Dr. Enter the park on NE 138th St which may also be accessed from 84th Ave NE. Park in one of the two lots within the park on on local streets.

local transit

King Country Metro provides bus service via Route 234.

on the trail

Wander the many winding trails through the forest first. Along the way, you’ll see numbered wooden markers at the trail junctions. They don’t follow any particular path—and the map doesn’t show every trail—so pay attention to your progress to help find your way back. If you get turned around and lose your whereabouts, just head for the sound of the road. 

In addition to being a great location for dog walkers and families with kids, the park has some moderate elevation in a few spots that makes it attractive to mountain bikers. Be alert for bikers along the trail and move to the side to let them pass.

Information for Leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-stewardship related activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by stewardship trips only, and includes both participants and leaders. Group size maximums do not reflect how stewardship trips are run (in smaller groups of participants and leaders), but allow for leaders to register the activity in our system.
  • Difficulty: *Varies*
  • Length: 9.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 100 ft
  • 450 ft
  • Land Manager: King County Parks & Recreation
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 30
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
8106 NE 138th St, Kirkland, WA 98034
  • see Land Manager
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