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About the Park: 

Danville-Georgetown Open Space is a 340-acre park located east of Maple Valley. The park is named for the historic railroad line that traveled through the site and the nearby former Georgetown mining town. Former logging roads provide the backbone of an extensive 14-mile trail network within the forested open space.

 

The site is bordered by Rock Creek Natural Areato the west, the 315-acre Kent Watershed to the south and privately-owned working forest land to the east. Nearby are also the Wetland 79 Natural Area, the BN Peninsula Natural AreaBig Bend Natural Area, Landsburg Reach Natural Areaand the 17.4-mile Cedar River Trail connecting Lake Washington to Landsburg. 

 

Note: While the trails at Danville-Georgetown are multi-use, in 2013, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and Backcountry Horsemen of Washington, Tahoma Chapter entered into a voluntary agreement wherein trail signs would be installed within Danville-Georgetown and Henry's Ridge Open Spaces to indicate which trails are primarily used by which group according to which group performs the majority of stewardship and trail maintenance at each site.

 

Email the Regional Scheduling Officeor call (206) 477-6150 to obtain a permit for large organized events at Danville-Georgetown Park.

 

Partners: 

Backcountry Horsemen of Washington, Tahoma Chapter 

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

Washington Trails AssociationDanville-Georgetown

 

Park Activities: dog walking, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, nature observation, volunteer

Mountain bikers are encouraged to use nearby Henry’s Ridge Open Space and Black Diamond Open Space for mountain bike recreation.

 

Location: two miles east of Maple Valley, five miles northeast of Black Diamond

Nearby Bus Stops: 143168, and DART Route 907  on Maple Valley - Black Diamond Rd SE & SE Kent-Kangley Rd

Parking: There is roadside parking along SE Summit Landsburg Road.  

 

Trailheads: The main trailhead is on SE Summit Landsburg Rd about one mile northeast of SE 262 St. 

 

Map:

Danville-Georgetown Open Space Map

Text KING DANVILLE to 468311 to load the map onto your smartphone.

 

Park History:

The open space area of Danville-Georgetown and nearby Henry’s Ridge used to be railroad grant land, then industrial timberland, then it was dedicated to King County in exchange for the ability to develop the Maple Ridge Highlands subdivision through the Four-to-One Program, resulting in 575 homes on 150 acres of the property and protecting 600 acres as publicly-owned open space.

 

Formerly known as Maple Ridge Highlands Open Space, the site was renamed by King County Ordinance as Danville-Georgetown Open Space and neighboring Henry’s Ridge Open Space. These two open space areas are bisected by Summit-Landsburg Road. The name “Danville-Georgetown” comes from the old rail road line that used to travel through the northern portion of the area and the name “Georgetown” comes from the old mining town 7 (now merged with Ravensdale) that was in the southeastern portion of the area. Henry’s Ridge refers to an entertainment district during the mining era.

 

Relevant Links

March 2014 Danville-Georgetown Open Space Forest Stewardship Plan

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