Schmitz Park Preserve Seattle's Forest Past

Seattle, Washington 98116

Schmitz Park Preserve Seattle's Forest Past

Schmitz Park Preserve: Seattle's Forest Past Professional Review and Guide

"Follow any path into Schmitz Park Preserve and it’s hard not to be wowed by the wildness of it. Just fifty-three acres in size (three blocks long by two blocks wide), it offers a walk into our forested past like no other natural area in the city. Starting in 1908 several parcels were donated to the city as parkland, the largest by Ferdinand Schmitz, a German immigrant who served on the parks commission and astutely anticipated the need to protect some of what was left of the city’s great conifer forests.

Although the biggest, straightest trees were logged, and more than one hundred trees fell during a major storm in 1992, considerable old growth remains. Caretakers of the park have tried to keep the experience of walking here as close to a hike in the Cascades as possible."

Schmitz Park Preserve: Seattle's Forest Past Reviews

Do you know something we don't know? Help others by leaving a review.

Schmitz Park Preserve: Seattle's Forest Past Photos

Help others discover amazing sights!

Trail Information

Seattle
Nearby City
Year-round
Season

Activity Feed

Jul 2018