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Comments through Oct. 12 about proposed Grand Ridge-Mitchell Hill Forest trailhead

King County Parks is seeking the public’s input on the location of a small trailhead facility for much-needed new access to Grand Ridge Park and Mitchell Hill Forest near Preston.

Grand Ridge Park stretches more than 1,200 acres east of Issaquah and southeast of Sammamish. The park features more than nine miles of developed trails and contains old-growth western red cedar, plus wetlands that serve as the headwaters for Canyon Creek, a salmon-bearing stream.  Contiguous with Grand Ridge is the County’s Mitchell Hill Forest, a 426-acre tract that was purchased in 2000 and includes the drainage to Patterson Creek. Developed access to the two sites, which total more than two and a half square miles in size, is limited to just two locations that only serve Grand Ridge.

Comments will be accepted through Oct. 12. For information on the trailhead planning process, please contact Connie Blumen at 206-263-6371, or connie.blumen@kingcounty.gov.

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