KCEHC Trail Guide

King County Executive Horse Council

Ring Hill Forest

Ring Hill Forest is a King County working resource land, being managed as wildlife habitat and buffer between the suburbs to the west and agricultural land to the east. It consists of relatively flat terrain on the western side, with steeper slopes and ravines leading down to the Snoqualmie Valley on the east. The trails (old logging roads) in Ring Hill Forest were reportedly used frequently in years gone by, and are more recently overgrown and suffering from lack of maintenance. While they are still technically open to hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking, they may not be maintained enough to allow horses through.


From Kathryn Taylor Equestrian Park (see directions on that page), go north on 232nd Ave NE and turn right at NE 147th Place. This ends in a cul-de-sac and drainage pond.

Current Status Notes

The entrance by the parking is currently inaccessible to horses due to a downed tree a few dozen yards up the trail.


Length: ?

Surface: dirt, occasional gravel

Share with: hikers, birdwatchers


Parking for: 3-5 trailers if parked considerately

Jurisdiction & Links

King County Natural Resource Lands:
Natural Resource Lands - Ring Hill