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Danville-Georgetown Trail System

Puget Sound and Islands

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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Length

30.0 miles of trails

Elevation

Gain: 200 ft.
Highest Point: 800 ft.

Rating

2.00 out of 5

 
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 
 

The Danville-Georgetown Open Space is a greenspace habitat offering a multi-use trail network through a working forest in King County's Maple Valley. The Danville-Georgetown Open Space is named after the historical railroad line that traveled through the site and the former Georgetown mining town.

The trail network is located within a part of King County's working forest, which is dominated by second-growth Douglas fir. The forest is undergoing ongoing rehabilitation with the reintroduction of native deciduous and evergreen species. The greenspace is part of the Cedar River watershed, and users include hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers.

Former log hauling roads provide the backbone of an extensive system of high quality backcountry trails on the site. The site is bordered by Rock Creek Natural Area to the west, the 315 acre Kent Watershed to the south and privately owned working forest land to the east. The Dansville-Georgetown site is managed by the county as a model of active forest management that maintains a balance of ecological, economic and recreation values.

Individual trails include the Old Indian, Ridge Loop, Berry Bear, and Lone Wolf trails. The grade is relatively gentle, with moderate elevation gain found on the Ridge Loop trail. Signs indicate trail names. There is a parking area on the Summit-Landsburg Road, near a kiosk with a trail system map. The trailhead for the Old Indian Trail is directly across the road. The trails south of the road, in the Kent Watershed, include about 3 miles of trail, with a total elevation change of approximately 200 feet. Additional mileage can be gained by exploring the other sections of the greenspace. 

 

Danville-Georgetown Trail System

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.3728, -121.9752 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

King County Parks

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Getting There

Park on Summit-Landsburg Road, near Tahoma Junior High School (25600 SE Summit Landsburg Rd, Ravensdale, WA 98051). From Seattle, take I-5 south. Take the exit on the left to get onto I-405 North. After 3.8 miles, take exit 4 to get onto WA-169 South. After 14 miles, turn left onto SE Kent Kangley Rd for 0.2 miles to the 3rd left onto SE Summit Landsburg Rd. Drive for about 0.8 miles and park on the left shoulder of Summit-Landsburg Road. There is a trailhead kiosk at this spot. (50 minutes from Seattle.)

From Auburn or Tacoma, take WA-18 East. Take the WA-516 E exit, and make a right onto WA-516 E. After 4.9 miles, take a left onto SE Summit Landsburg Rd. Drive for 0.8 miles and park on the shoulder of Summit-Landsburg Road. (40 minutes from Tacoma.)

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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