For the remainder of May, let's do a series of river (or creek) walks. Most of these are flat and paved for the majority of the way. We will walk 3-5 miles, in about 1.5 to 2 hours (starting promptly at 7 we will be done by 9pm)
This week let's do the North Creek Trail starting in Mill Creek. We will begin at the parking lot off 164th where the Zen Garden Restaurant used to be and walk toward McCollum Park, and return the way we came. This would be about 5 miles RTs shared by cyclists so dogs need to be on short leashes when on the main trail (no retractable leashes unless fully retracted).
Nice easy, level, paved trail running behind Mill Creek Town Center to McCollum Park. About 5 miles round trip if we make it all the way to McCollum Park.
North Creek Trail
The ten foot wide hard surface
trail is approximately 2.5 miles
long running between McCollum
County Park and 164th St. SE.
The trail was designed to
accommodate a variety of uses
such as walking, jogging, and
cycling. The settling for the trail
is wooded with some gentle hills.
There is no lighting for night use.
The trail offers great wetland
vistas and bird watching.
Remember that the weather is getting warmer and access to the river may not always be possible (but is in some cases) so bring along water for your dogs and yourself.
Dogs in attendance must be leashed and have their owner present.
Children under the age of 12 must be in a stroller, leashed or have a separate handler than the dog. They are not allowed to walk the dog and must be respectful and stay away (unless invited) from dogs that are not their own.
We will make it a priority to walk as a group. Paces may be a little different but I will stop along the way for others to catch up. Everybody needs to watch out for others. Let somebody know if you need a break or are going to turn around/
Please check email or this site the day of the event for any last minute changes or cancellations due to weather, road closures, illness, etc. I will try to post last minute details by 7am.