Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Originally developed in the late 1950s as a planned community Lake Hills set aside land as open space for wildlife and recreation. Walk Y135, travels through some of the paths and parks of this greenbelt.
The route starts on the wide boulevards of Lake Hills
and soon enters Robinswood Park. This park is multi-use with ballfields, a tennis center, an offleash dog run and wooded acres for hiking.
After passing by the fields, we are on evergreen lined paths in the Bellevue trails system. This soon leads to the Spirit Ridge trail, and passes through Spirit Ridge and Weowna Parks. 5K Keep a look out for peek-a-boo views of Lake Sammamish and Phantom Lake
Now the route picks up the Lake to Lake trail. (The entire 17k of this trail is an annual Volkssport event, this year held Aug 24. Mark your calendar if you are anywhere near. This is my favorite event. I will write about it in August!)
From Weowna Park through Lake Hills Park and to the junction with Lake Hills Greenbelt, the path is wide, paved and well used.
This cute little farmers stand is a favorite. Just up the hill behind are a Master Gardener demonstration garden and the Lake Hills Ranger station. I was delighted that the instruction included a walk through the garden before hitting the trail again.
The trail here is is gravel and heavily wooded. Quite beautiful.
We cross Lake Hills Blvd heading north to make a loop around Larsen Lake and the adjacent blueberry farm. Then back to Lake Hills Blvd. and back to the start.
Quite a pleasant 11k. Thanks Northwest Striders.