Red Town Meadow

Bellevue, Washington 98006

Red Town Meadow

Red Town Meadow Professional Review and Guide

"Sometimes we humans do get it right and this area proves it. The old mining community of Red Town built a ball field in a previously spectacular meadowland, and when King County Parks reclaimed Cougar Mountain, a few advocates—most notably the venerable guidebook author and wildlands protector, Harvey Manning, and his daughter and fellow advocate, Penny Manning— fought to restore the meadow to its natural state.

Hundreds of volunteers helped plant native grasses, trees, and shrubs, clearing out invasive species such as Scotch broom and blackberry vines. They toted tons of topsoil and cleared human relics. As the native plants took root and flourished, native birds and beasts moved in and prospered. Today, this area offers a stunning experience of a native foothills forest meadow— complete with mosquitoes, so come fall through spring to avoid these summer pests."

Red Town Meadow Reviews

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6/19/2011
Very nice hike, kind of muddy in spots. The meadow wasn't very obvious and we passed by it twice before we realized where it was.
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2/21/2009
Gorgeous, there isn't much blooming in the meadow yet but you can see all the care put into getting it ready for Spring. The trails are very well maintained.
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Trail Information

Bellevue
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
1.5
Distance
150 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
King County Park sand Recreation
Local Contacts
Green Trails Cougar Mountain No. 203S
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018