Ring Hill Forest
About the Park:
Ring Hill Forest is 320 acres of rural forestland located on the western valley wall above the Snoqualmie River. The forest covers the western plateau slope above the Snoqualmie Valley floor and acts as a buffer between residential communities and agriculture farmland. Ring Hill is also a working forest whose revenue from the sale of wood harvested during periodic thinnings funds other forest health projects. Within the forest is 2.5 miles of multi-use trails.
A mile south from Ring Hill Forest along 232 Ave NE is the Kathryn Taylor Equestrian Park, a special place for equestrians to exercise their horses in training pens, the large arena, or onward to the Tolt River Pipeline trail.
Park Activities: dog walking, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, nature observation, volunteer
Location: is west of West Snoqualmie Valley Rd near NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd and to the east of 232 Ave NE near NE 147 St
Parking: There is a small parking area at the trailhead on 232 Ave NE south of NE 164 St and north of NE 162 St
Trailheads: The Tom Ring Trailhead is at the parking lot.
The land was originally harvested in 1911 and again between 1962 and 1965. The stand was primarily high-graded, meaning the best trees were harvested leaving behind undersized, deformed, and diseased trees. The Ring Hill Forest Stewardship Plan provides guidance for the restoration of a healthy forest resilient against the threats associated with climate change such as pests, disease, droughts, and wildfire.
- Figure 1: Ring Hill Forest vicinity map
- Figure 2: Ring Hill Forest parcel map
- Figure 3: Ring Hill Forest streams and wetlands
- Figure 4: Ring Hill Forest timber stands
- Figure 5: Ring Hill Forest soils
- Figure 6: Ring Hill Forest topography
- Figure 7: Ring Hill Forest harvest units