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Big Finn Hill Park

Puget Sound and Islands

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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Length

9.5 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 450 ft.

Rating

2.75 out of 5

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WTA worked here: 2020
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 
 

Big Finn Hill Park is the lesser-known cousin to the adjoining Saint Edwards State Park in Kirkland. Its expansive 220 acres are worth exploring and getting to know for their miles of meandering trails fit for mountain biking and casual strolling. Chock-full of tall Douglas-firs, ferns and bright green mosses, it offers possibilities to spot eagles, deer and owls.


Start by carefully crossing Juanita Dr. and heading west. When you see the sign for the park entrance on 72nd Ave NE, go south and wander the many winding trails through the forest first. Along the way, you’ll see numbered wooden markers at the trail junctions. They don’t follow any particular path—and the map doesn’t show every trail—so pay attention to your progress to help find your way back. If you get turned around and lose your whereabouts, just head for the sound of the road.

In addition to being a great location for dog walkers and families with kiddos, the park has some moderate elevation in a few spots that makes it attractive to mountain bikers. Be alert for bikers along the trail and move to the side to let them pass.

 

Big Finn Hill Park

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.7243, -122.2368 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

King County Parks

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Puget Sounds and Islands(Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Big Finn Hill Park

Getting There

Park entrances are located at NE 138th St from both Juanita Dr NE and 84th Ave NE. Two parking lots are available in the park area east of Juanita Dr NE.

There is also trail access from the north through Saint Edward State Park and trail access from the south through O. O. Denny Park.

Take transit:

This trailhead is accessible by bus! Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO, or consult the schedule for King County Metro route number 225.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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Big Finn Hill Park

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