OO Denny Park

Kirkland, Washington 98034

OO Denny Park

O.O. Denny Park Professional Review and Guide

"At O. O. Denny Park, nothing is as it seems. What looks like a small, lakefront green space in the city of Kirkland is actually a narrow slice of deep forest owned by the city of Seattle. Some of the largest trees in the city stand here, including the broken-off trunk of a 600-year-old Douglas fir, reportedly the largest tree in King County until high winds felled it in the early 1990s. An easy trail loops through the narrow creek valley.

O. O. Denny Park is largely known for its beach—if it is known at all. Drawn by the open picnic area right on Lake Washington, families arrive on hot summer weekends to relax, play, and have barbecues on the grass. A large wooden shelter is often reserved for formal occasions and large gatherings, and 0.25 mile of access to the water provides good views of the opposite shore, including the enormous National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) installation at Sand Point to the south."

O.O. Denny Park Reviews

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3/10/2018
This was a really nice, fairly low-impact hike. We were pleasantly surprised with how beautiful it was. The trees are huge and the stream running through the gully is lovely. We enjoyed the points of interest and we headed over to the lake front to eat our lunch, with a full view of Mt Rainier in front of us. A really great little break from the city without having to drive much at all!
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7/7/2007
I live in Kirkland and had never heard of this place...HUGE HUGE HUGE trees and a great little hike and a wonderful surprise.
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5/28/2007
I only found a very short loop trail around the stream where they have created a natural looking salmon ladder. The lakeshore at this park is a lovely picnic spot.
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Trail Information

Kirkland
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1
Distance
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 to 2 hours
Duration
Hikable year-round, daily, sunrise–sunset
Season
Local Contacts
USGS Bellevue North
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018