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Ring Hill Forest Trail System is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Woodinville, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 216 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Walking Bird watching Running Forest Wildlife Muddy
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"Ring Hill Forest is a King County working resource land. The property lies west of West Snoqualmie Valley Rd. near its intersection with NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd. and to the east of 232nd Ave NE near its intersection with NE 147th St." This is a nice property, if one is willing to look past the fact that a good portion of trails go through a recently-harvested area. Don't expect an enormous, barren clearcut... they left a good number of standing trees and there is a fair amount of unharvested land. Very light usage.

Parking for about 3 vehicles along 232nd Ave. NE, just north of the intersection with NE 157th Pl. (98077).

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Michele Waldsmith
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meh... nothing special.

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Heather Cabal
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This was a great option for being low on time, kids feeling tired, but needing/wanting to enjoy the fresh air. The viewpoint is pretty non-existent due to trees but this hike is more of a journey, rather than destination. The forest is lovely.

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jesse cooke
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Sachi Lico
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This is super kid friendly. A toddler could easily to any part of this trail. You’d only be limited by the distance they can walk. Pretty muddy near the entrance but easily side-stepped.

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Francis Shigley
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Great hike, not many people out there today.

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Melissa King
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We enjoyed a great walk with our two pups and two kids (14 & 10). We're new to hiking and this was a fairly level walk with wide trails. Beautiful views off the edge that looks down into a ravine.

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Vivek Nair
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No crowd at all. Nice easy quiet hike, forest canopy throughout, kid friendly. Main Tom Ring trail is wide but side trails are narrower.

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Hyunwoo Lim
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Chase Hales-Curry
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Sophie Pothering
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Just as a heads up, I bumped right into a mama bear and her two cubs yesterday afternoon. They ran away when they saw me and I just made sure to make more noise for the rest of my walk. Pretty cool as that was my first time seeing any in the six years I've been using this trail, but be cautious!

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Jaclyn Sa
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Nice local dog-friendly trail. Easily accessible — good for smaller kids.

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AllTrails User
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Great trail, very little parking at the trail head. Not many views of the valley but the wild flowers and berries are plentiful. Only past a couple of other hikers.

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Nathalie Pelletier
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loved it with the 4 year olds. trail overall not too rocky and not too many roots which makes a comfy walk. lots of salmonberries for nature snack.

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les ann
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very easy trail. great for dog walking. I only wish they would turn it into an off leash dog area. if you go wear mud boots. limited parking only has space for 3 cars.

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Norman Simpson
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This trail is easy to hike and is supposed to have a couple of view spots. It probably did about 25 years ago. All overgrown.

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Holly Krueger
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My family and I love this sort of butterfly shaped set of loops branching off the main trail. I use it for trail running and for long or short walk hikes with kids teen down to toddler. The only drawback is a bear encounter we had with a fairly large bear at 11am Friday of Memorial Day weekend. I will skip this trail until winter to avoid another encounter coming around a corner!

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Vivek Nair
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Nice easy. Lot of trees cut down in main trail but the side trails are nice and covered by trees and plants. Good for kids.

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Kirby Osborn
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This is nice hike when you don't want to drive very far or are short on time. It is super easy and has many different options to hike and they are all well marked. Even on the nicest weekends, it is not very busy. There are not a lot of great views however, like I think there used to be, because the trees and grasses are now so tall they block the viewpoints. However even in rain it is an easy, and not very muddy hike.

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Mady Brown
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well maintained trail. no views in summer. could be very pretty in the fall, lots of deciduous trees. did not see anyone else on trail.

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Yuan Zhuang
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Decent trail, started out really easy and then there is a little uphill. Overall good trail though not too much to see except trees. Near the trailhead there is a tree house which is a surprise to see. There is no signage except the king county fitness challenge trail signs which was helpful to follow. Also note that there is barely any parking space at the trailhead, maybe space for 3 cars max.

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Ann Person
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Not especially nice but very quiet and easy on the old dogs

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Jack Barker
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great little quick woodsy urban hike. Beautiful old growth and almost always alone. Can squeeze 3 miles out of it with additional side excursions. Very well maintained. Woodinville nugget.

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Jake Grey
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Did the main loop and then went down the south path that continues on to a less maintained trail. Ends up at a power line overlooking a steep cliff with a great view of Duval and the valley. We headed back along the power line trail then connected back to the second loop and returned to the regular path. Nice and easy.

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Ford Brackin
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Jason Harris
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This is one of my favorite trails for minimalist running. Beautifully secluded away from the big cities allowing for a peaceful time to relax. It's a little treacherous (sharp rocks) at the start but that's OK for me because it gives me an opportunity to hone in on my technical trail running skills.

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AnnaLisa Nelson
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Nice warm up trail

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Shelby Bottemiller
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Trails are in nice shape. Viewpoints are obscured by trees. Would make a good trail running loop.

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Stephanie Parsons
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Good hike overall for my kid. We didn't run in to anyone on it that day, and if we stopped to long, we got a bit eaten up. Note to bring Off next time we go.

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Adam Lund
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For me this was a pleasant and unexpected find near Woodinville, WA. Nice forested loop trails with views of the Snoqualmie valley. King county parks has established a fitness trail here too. Good for trail running.

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Paul Marten
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