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North Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
64% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 70' 21 m
Descent: -330' -101 m
High: 361' 110 m
Low: 93' 28 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Mike S

This is an easy downhill from the parking lot to Lake Washington and the Beach Trail.

Mike S

Features Birding · Lake · Swimming

Runner Notes

As of March 2018, there is a warning about an aggressive owl in this valley that may strike at people to defend its territory.

Description

The North Trail is a good downhill singletrack that will take you from the main lot at the park down to Lake Washington. You run along a small valley through the forest, and into the more secluded reaches of St. Edward Park, which are reminiscent of trails in the Cascade Foothills.

The trail is well maintained, though it can be fairly muddy in places when it rains. You'll have to navigate some roots, rocks, and other typical trail features.

Flora & Fauna

Eagles and rabbits can be found in the second-growth forest here.

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Land Manager: Washington State Parks

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Oddly, the park has many examples of new tree growth taking root on the top or side of removed trees
Jul 24, 2018 near Kenmore, WA
Leaving the chilly trailhead
Apr 12, 2019 near Kenmore, WA
Leaving the North Ridge trailhead
Apr 12, 2019 near Inglewo…, WA

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