Total Miles walked last week (6/9 - 6/13): 73.6 miles
Lake Sawyer offers an amazing number of walking trails. It is one of my favorite places to walk.
It has a lot to offer: lakes, streams, wildlife, views of Mount Rainier, and easy access.
There is a fairly accurate map of the trail system, created mostly for the biking community, but very helpful for those like me who enjoy walking. A link to a printable map is offered from the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance web page, or click here for the map.
Today I parked in the parking lot just off of the Lake Sawyer Road SE. The road and parking lot is about 100 yards south of SE 312th street. It is not well marked, so look carefully. If you are heading north and get to the Lake Sawyer Elementary school, you have gone too far.
The trail to Lake Sawyer is about 1/3 mile, and then it is a short walk to the lake.
|Start of the trail to Lake Sawyer Park|
On my walk today, I detoured over to Oak Lake. This lake is fed by runoff and the water table. There is no entrance or exit streams. Several weeks ago, the lake was so full that the trail was under ten feet of water. Today was no exception. It will probably be another month before the trail circling the lake can be used again.
|Oak Lake is still flooded.|
|Field of Foxgloves|
|Main trail that follows the path of the old train track leading to Black Diamond|
|Tent in the woods.|
If you want some new trail adventures, check out the Lake Sawyer trails!