April GoHike Urban Walk:   2.5 - 5 miles, 250 - 1,000 feet gain (optional) - Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course

April GoHike Urban Walk: 2.5 - 5 miles, 250 - 1,000 feet gain (optional) - Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park

Join us for a leisurely dog-friendly hike at the Farrel McWhirter Farm park in Redmond! GoHike Urban Walks are outings of at least two miles or longer that take place on city or suburban streets, parks or greenbelts.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 - 2 mph

Meet at the park  at  8:30 am, exact location will be in the Hello Hiker email. 

This will be a dog-friendly hike, so please be okay with hiking with dogs if you are signing up. Leader will have her 5lb tiny hiking companion. Well behaved dogs permitted (must not be reactive to small dogs) and must remain on leash 100% of the time. Please advise leader if you plan to bring your dog. Dogs no longer count as heartbeats on trail but we prefer to keep it to under 5 dogs.

UPDATE 4/4/24: The privately owned part of the perimeter trail (Nichols trail section) is closed. We'll be doing about 3 miles in the other sections of the park, which may include some out and back/lollypop trails to Juel Park and/or out to Avondale Road.

The trails here are generally well maintained and include a variety of surfaces (paved, dirt, bark, gravel). We will hike together as a group at a casual/conversational pace that will be dictated by the slowest hiker (human or dog), with stops as needed for water/snack/photo/smell breaks. If you find yourself annoyed by too many stops during a group hike or don't like hiking with dogs, this is not the activity for you. 

Learn more about the park here.

Trail map available here. 

Learn more about the National Park's BARK initiative on how to hike to with dogs here.  

  • Bag your pet’s waste
  • Always leash your pet
  • Respect wildlife
  • Know where you can go

Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Daypack with 10 essentials recommended. Please be prepared for spring weather.

Leader will send out a Hello Walker email prior to the walk that may include requirements or recommendations for equipment. 

Trip Reports