Evergreen volunteers are working hard on Big Finn Hill Park!
Evergreen has identified some specific trail repairs, improvements, and safety issues that need to be addressed. We will work with King County and the local community to address these issues and continue maintaining and enhancing the park's trail network in the years to come. We will also foster closer coordination between King County and Washington State Parks on maintaining the trail network shared with Saint Edward State Park, initially including a common approach to mapping, naming and signing trails.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- Watch the site for work party postings. We need your help!
- Donate to the cause. We need to acquire building materials to kick off the project and will need dollars to do so. Send your donation to and 100% of the proceeds will be used for materials for this location.
- Tell your friends. Do you live in the area? Do you ride at St Eds/Big Finn? Do you want more great trails in the metro area? Help us spread the word!
This network of trails is typically ridden in conjunction with Saint Edward State Park. The trails are primarily rolling singletrack and are all considered multi-use.
Local riders in conjunction with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, King County Parks, and the Denny Creek Neighborhood Association have established a plan to make improvements to the trails beginning in June 2010. These will include a new bridge to cross Denny Creek, a number of trail improvements, a small skills area to replace illegal jumps, and signage. (See below for more project info.)
Big Finn gets a fair amount of year-round use and while it drains fairly well there are wetland areas that should be avoided during wet periods. The work we are doing this summer will address some of these and based on the success of the program we hope to expand the scope of our plan to improve drainage and build a small number of bridges/boardwalks where appropriate.
If you are interested in getting involved with the current Big Finn project please contact and put "Big Finn" in the subject line.
I rode BFH for the first time on a sunny, chilly Sunday afternoon after 5+ days without rain. Trails were nice and dry.
As a beginner/intermediate rider, I found these trails a lot of fun. Not too many large roots or obstacles, so I was able to get good speed up on most of the trails without worrying about taking a spill. There are some short, steep hills to get the blood pumping but I found very few sections that I had to dismount.
The trails are quite circuitous, which is nice because it seems to cut down on the number of hikers/runners compared to St. Edwards.
Overall, for someone looking for some nice, smooth greens/blues a short drive from Seattle, BFH is highly recommended.