Saint Edwards State Park and Big Finn Hill King County Park

Kirkland, Washington

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Side by side, Saint Edwards State and Big Finn Hill Parks provide fat-tire zealots with 372 acres of trails that twist, turn, roll, drop, and climb over roots, rocks, gravel, hard-pack singletrack, jumps, bumps, logs, man-made obstacles, dusty loose dirt in summer, and hub-deep clinging mud in winter. Although the mileage listed above is low compared with rides farther away from the megatropolis of the Emerald City, the area offers nearly as many combinations of trails as there are Starbucks in Seattle. Cyclists can spend hours in the saddle exploring all the different routes before becoming familiar with the seething snakepit-like maze of trails. However, the popularity of the two parks and their tremendously easy access are also the area’s biggest downfall. Trail surface: Singletrack.
Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area

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Mountain Biking the Puget Sound Area

by Santo Criscuolo (Falcon Guides)

Side by side, Saint Edwards State and Big Finn Hill Parks provide fat-tire zealots with 372 acres of trails that twist, turn, roll, drop, and climb over roots, rocks, gravel, hard-pack singletrack, jumps, bumps, logs, man-made obstacles, dusty loose dirt in summer, and hub-deep clinging mud in winter.

Although the mileage listed above is low compared with rides farther away from the megatropolis of the Emerald City, the area offers nearly as many combinations of trails as there are Starbucks in Seattle. Cyclists can spend hours in the saddle exploring all the different routes before becoming familiar with the seething snakepit-like maze of trails. However, the popularity of the two parks and their tremendously easy access are also the area’s biggest downfall. Trail surface: Singletrack.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Kirkland
Distance: 10
Trail Type: Several options
Technical Difficulty: Easy to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Difficult
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: King County Parks
Local Maps: Washington Atlas and Gazetteer; USGS Bellevue North, Seattle North
Driving Directions: Directions to Saint Edwards State Park & Big Finn Hill King County Park

Recent Trail Reviews

6/1/2008
0

This was my first time mountain biking on a trail (or doing anything on a trail for that matter). It was a lot of fun and easy enough for a novice rider like me. But there were also more challenging courses, and obstacles, for those who chose to take them.


11/23/2007
0

This place is a lot of fun. St. Edwards Start Park itself is fine for novices, but Big Finn Hill park is a blast. Lots of man-made obstacles and a few small hills. Most of the obstacles can be ridden around too so it's a great place for groups with mixed abilities. Don't plan on a big workout though as there aren't any climbs more than a couple hundred yards.



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