Spring Lake/Lake Desire Park

Several miles of easy trails in the Issaquah Alps area between Renton and Kent to the east. This is a forested area between Spring Lake and Lake Desire that is home to unique plants such as Labrador Tea and 900-foot Echo Mountain with great views. Trails connect to Wetland 14 Natural Area, McGarvey Park Open Space, Petrovitsky Park, and Peterson Lake Natural Area for up to 11 miles of hiking.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • 880 ft
  • Land Manager: King County Parks & Recreation
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Map
  • see Land Manager
Activities

Upcoming Activities

December Winter Conditioning Runs: 4-6 miles - Spring Lake, Lake Desire & Echo Mountain

Trail Running Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series
Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 4-6 miles. You will need to complete 2
Difficulty: Easy
Sun, Dec 17, 2023
No Prerequisites
1 participant 0 instructors
Registration closes Dec 15
Foothills Branch
Lei Wang

Day Hike - Echo Mountain

Day Hiking Trip
3rd Annual December hike with hot cocoa or cider, cookie exchange and singing the "Hike
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Thu, Dec 21, 2023
No Prerequisites
3 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Dec 19
Foothills Branch
Linda Shewey

January Winter Conditioning Runs: 5-7 miles - Spring Lake & McGarvey Open Space

Trail Running Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series
Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 5-7 miles. You will need to complete 2
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sat, Jan 6, 2024
No Prerequisites
8 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Dec 15; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
Lei Wang
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Titles

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  • Spring Lake
  • Lake Desire
  • Spring Lake & Lake Desire
  • Echo Mountain
  • Spring Lake, Lake Desire & Echo Mountain
  • Wetland 14 Natural Area
  • Spring Lake & Wetland 14 Natural Area
  • Spring Lake & McGarvey Open Space
  • McGarvey Open Space
  • Spring Lake & Petrovitsky Park
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