Explore the most popular trails in Spring Lake/Lake Desire Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Just ok. . Nice enough view but the elevation isn’t high enough to make it a good view. Not the best cardio but ok.

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muddy
11 days ago

Good trail in an easily accessible area. There are linked trails here and we just kept taking the uphill trails. Nice for a quick breathe of fresh air and jaunt with your dog (onleash)

Overall, this is a really great trail. There is a good mix of incline and flat areas and a few beautiful views at the top. I only saw one other person during the entire hike so if you are like me and don’t like to see people on hiking trails, this is the trail for you. Honestly, I would have given it 5 stars if it wasn’t so hard to stay on the recommended path. There were so many turnoffs so I really had to pay attention to where I was going.

Awesome trail for jogging with my pup, even a really nice view of mount rainier at a little summit point. Very quiet.

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1 month ago

Good close in hike/ walk

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bugs
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great hike!

on Echo Peak Loop Trail

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muddy
2 months ago

Carry the bug spray in your backpack! too many mosquitos on the way to the Echo peak. Trail well maintained , quiet and with enough signs on the trail to not get lost. There’s not much of a view from the top but it’s nice though.

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3 months ago

Plenty of bugs this last weekend. If you venture into a little off path area you can get lake front. Very nice view there along with a few little surprise ponds a long the way that you have to look for just off the path. Overall decent hike the summit is nice not great but it's rewarding.

The trail was well kept. The view at the top was okay, a lot of trees. Would recommend for a nice, light hiking adventure on the weekend.

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4 months ago

A hike I do weekly, this is a wonderful short walk with enough branching trails to make it as easy, or difficult, as you like. My recording shows (more or less) my preferred route. Take note there have been alterations to the established trails not shown on the trail map. Some god hiccups aside, my route shows the major changes. But don’t worry—all trails are well marked and obvious. The northern route to the ‘peak’ is both short and steep, but more picturesque. If you’d like less of a challenge, approach from the south (clockwise around the peak trail) for a slightly easier route with steps. Both loops (the peak trail and the trillium loop) take about an hour for me to complete. Parking has traditionally never been bad, even on weekends. Locals have told me a discover pass isn’t required at the trailhead but if you park in the road toward the lake, it is (and signs indicate the sign). Still. if you’re the cautious type and you have the pass, you may want to display it anyway. Good views of rainier at the top on clear days. Most people you’ll see are walkers, not hikers, but I’ve rarely met an unfriendly face. Overall, my favorite place for a quick hike and dog walk!

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bugs
4 months ago

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bugs
4 months ago

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4 months ago

April 26 Great quick trail. Lots of paths to take in the area. Well marked. No Toilets. Strollers for gravel is ok. Minimal parking at trail head.

A little muddy in spots but not too bad. This is an easy walk, sneakers are fine. One direction up to the peak is a steep climb, but it doesn't last long. We took our dog with Orthopedic issues and he did fine. On Easter Sunday, it was sunny but cloudy in the distance so we had no view of the mountains, but it was still enjoyable. Warning to responsible dog owners, we came across someone with two dogs off leash- since we hardly saw anyone else, I imagine this occurs a lot.

Really good up and down training, some trails turnoffs are easy to miss. Great hike!

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muddy
5 months ago

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5 months ago

Ok got the whole trail this time... it’s a great trail! Lots of options

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5 months ago

Great quick up and down mountain hiking training.

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6 months ago

I hike this extremely often with my dog, though it barely counts as a hike until you approach the summit. As close as it is to where I live, it's an awesome network of trails. The wind storm and snow storm we had in February-ish definitely did some damage--it seems all the trails have been cleared, though you'll still notice the higher than normal amount of fallen trees. If going for the summit (which offers a great view of Ranier on a clear day), I would recommend taking the less traveled path which which mostly parallel to Trillium Road. From the trailhead, take the right-fork until you get to a four-way intersection. Then, turn right up Trillium Road--there's a small trail IMMEDIATELY on your right (behind the wooden sign at the four-way intersection). Follow this path, sticking to the right whenever it forks. You'll see more nature, as well as the "Groot" hidden away past the wooden bridge! After the Groot figure, you'll want to start taking lefts until you see a sign for Quarry or Peak trail, at which point follow those. Be aware that approaching the summit from the North gets very steep very quickly (about 400 feet in less than half a mile), and it's very rocky. Be extremely careful if the rocks are wet. Lastly, this is a very dog friendly area!

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snow
6 months ago

Trail was really marked clearly and the views were great

Pretty easy nature walk except one steep part

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7 months ago

Does it need some kind of pass, trail pass?

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7 months ago

What a great little gem in the heart of Renton! First discovered this hike thanks to a friend who lived in the neighborhood. We started near Petrovitsky Park and connected to the Echo loop trail from there. It meanders away from the houses and through the woods. There are a few trees blown down from the last wind storm but you can pass over or under them. Only came across a few people on the trail but many more at the top. Not much room at the top but the view is really rather nice. There’s a house right on the edge of the hill which is overlooking Lake Desire. All in all a great hike with a straight uphill the last 3/4 miles (17.5% grade). Will make this a regular one for me and my pup!!

Great hike on an unusually warm January day! Did the hike with my boys (9 and 5 yrs). They handled it well, really enjoyed the view from the top! Will be back.

Aside from being beautiful, this was a great family hike- 2 kids, 7 and 9 handled it alright, but it pushed them. We also had our two puppies come who loved it! First we walked up a giant hill to then be rewarded with a beautiful view and a little playing on the rock-y terrain when we reached the top of the hill to a small picnic-perfect clearing. Then we made our way leisurely back down the hill. This was a pretty well maintained trail through the woods with great signage to help keep you in the right direction- not paved, no bathrooms, no places to sit- just a good old fashioned, beautiful trek through the woods up to a sort of rocky peak to play on with a great view ..and then back down :)

Family hike today! I was a little worried we went the wrong way because its in a neighborhood. It is November and the path is covered with leaves which makes it a nice fall hike. But watch your step, it can hide a bit of roots and rocks, we got along fine though. We took the North loop trail this time. Saw plenty of green slugs and beetles along the path and a few roads or frogs croaked in some areas. Long enough for my 6year old to walk and not get too grumpy.

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