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Shadow Lake Nature Preserve

Puget Sound and Islands

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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Length

4.0 miles of trails

Elevation

Rating

2.00 out of 5

 
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 
 

SHADOW (Save Habitat And Diversity Of Wetlands) Lake Nature Preserve is a lovely, small park in Renton that is home to a 5,000 year old peat bog with a short, universally-accessible half-mile boardwalk trail that leads into the heart of the bog.

Open from dawn to dusk, daily, the boardwalk to SHADOW bog is and excellent, short outing for families with curious little ones. Those with a group up for a longer walk can explore the uplands, which boast three miles of hiking trails weaving through shaded forests -- just please contact them beforehand for directions to the uplands trails and to let them know you plan on visiting. 

 

Though not an intrepid hike by any means, SHADOW makes for a great neighborhood stop for those with small children and anyone interested in learning about rare & unique wetland habitat.

 

 

Shadow Lake Nature Preserve

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.4079, -122.0959 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve

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Getting There

From I-405, take Exit 169 for Maple Valley/Enumclaw and turn right onto 140th Avenue SE. Drive up the hill to the 4th stop light, then turn left onto SE Petrovitsky Road.

Continue on Petrovitsky Road for 3.3 miles, then turn right onto SE Lake Youngs Road. Stay on this road for 1 block, then take the first right onto 184th Avenue SE, driving for one mile before spotting a large horse ranch on the right and SE 216th Street on the left. Find Shadow Lake Bog at the second driveway on the left after SE 216th Street.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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Shadow Lake Nature Preserve

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