1 Points of Interest The story of Denny Park 4. Denny Park 1. This 46-acre shoreline and inland park overlooks lake Washington and the Olympic Mountains to the Trail Map West and Mt. Rainier to the South. One of the Puget Sound's most enchanting examples of natural 3 Sylvia Said to be the woodlands, with some of the most remarkable vestiges of old-growth forest within the metro area biggest Douglas Fir tree in of greater Seattle, this park at the northern edge of Skunk Cabbage Big leaves shoot straight up 2 all of King County and older than Columbus, Sylvia Kirkland is truly a hidden gem. out of black mud into somehow bypassed the chartreuse and canary loggers. Sylvia toppled Here you will find the remains of the largest fir tree yellow cabbage-like during the 1993 inaugura- plants in February.
2 Denny Creek MacDonald tion day storm. in King County, dubbed Sylvia, which grew for 600. Memorial Preserve This years to be some 255 feet tall, and 27 feet around, forest is a hilltop before a wild storm in 1993 blew off her top. You'll 5 Spring Board Notch . In the early 1900s, the sanctuary, recently bequeathed by MacDonald's family and 9 also find many other large trees, including hemlock, forest was dense with cottonwood, and Western red cedar. managed by Forterra. ancient cedars whose buttressed trunks spread out like toes. To cut Wildlife still abounds here. Keep a keen eye out for them, loggers notched deer, listen for bands of yipping coyote and eerily Photo by Leah Berner Epiphytes Licorice trunks 6 feet high, inserted boards, and 8 Stone Bridge This stone screeching pileated woodpeckers.
3 Bald eagles and barred owls train their young to fly from nests high in ferns live off the wet stood on them pulling bridge was built as part of mosses that accumulate long saws back and forth. the forest canopy. the Civilian Conservation along the branches of Corps work under FDR in old big leaf maples. the 30's. Over time, the These ferns bloom in the creek dug out a 12 foot A loop trail takes you around a wooded canyon Venture forth! cold and wet of winter. drop to the west, pre- alongside Denny Creek, where you can view a fish 7 Devil's Club A forbid- ding, broad-leafed, venting salmon passage. ladder built to train salmon back to the creek and ..where lakeshore thorn-encrusted colony connect with other regional parks. Located just off meets enchanted forest. 6 of stems, the Devil's club across the creek was a 10 Juanita Drive on the west side of Finn Hill, is a half-hour drive from Seattle and a powerful plant for the native Coast Salish tribes.
4 10-minute bike ride from the Burke Gilman Trail in It was used carefully Kenmore. Welcome to Park. Whether Nurse Stump Out of prepared as medicine the tops of decomposing for dire conditions. you are here for a short stroll along the ancient cedar stumps, Learn more about Denny Park and it's history at you often find square- shores of lake Washington , or for a hike Homestead Here, Fish Ladder In 2001, stemmed huckleberry where the creek widens bushes and hemlock an elaborate fish ladder through the deep wooded ravines to a small plateau near a saplings that have taken raised the creek below Trail guide funded in part by: Photos by Scott Maco perennial spring-fed hold. the bridge to allow alongside Denny Creek, many wonders creek, were two salmon passage to Finn Hill Park homesteads. traditional spawning and Recreation of nature await your exploration.
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