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Spring Lake/Lake Desire Park - Echo Mountain

Puget Sound and Islands

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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Length

3.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Highest Point: 900 ft.

Rating

3.73 out of 5

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WTA worked here: 2019
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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Spring Lake – Lake Desire Park is a 390-acre forested site with a bald rocky outcrop, a bog and 3 miles of trails situated between…Spring Lake and Lake Desire! Echo Mountain is the 900-foot-tall rocky outcrop that provides great views of the two lakes and the Cascade foothills.

Backcountry trail use is the primary recreational activity and includes hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. The Washington Native Plant Society leads hikes here in the spring to observe the rare flora atop Echo
Mountain.

The trail up Echo Mountain is hiking only, while the trails in McGarvey Park are popular with mountain bikers.

There is a bog along the west shore of Spring Lake which is also home to unique plants like Labrador tea. This site is connected to more than 1,000 acres of open space which also includes Wetland 14 Natural Area, McGarvey Park Open Space, Petrovitsky Park and nearby Peterson Lake Natural Area and Lake Youngs Park.

 

Spring Lake/Lake Desire Park - Echo Mountain

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.4369, -122.0940 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

King County Parks

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Guidebooks & Maps

King County Parks Spring Lake/Lake Desire PDF Map: https://bit.ly/2F5fBtR

Getting There

Spring Lake–Lake Desire is east of Renton near Fairwood. From the Maple Valley Highway, SR-169, or SE Petrovitsky Road, take 196th Avenue SE, then SE 183rd Street to East Spring Lake Drive.

Follow around the lake to the trailhead at the end of West Spring Lake Drive SE. There is also a boat launch nearby.

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Spring Lake/Lake Desire Park - Echo Mountain

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