KCEHC Trail Guide

King County Executive Horse Council

Farrel-McWhirter Park

This city park contains not only a riding arena and a perimeter trail for equestrians, but also a children's farm area that features riding programs for kids. There are also extensive picnic facilities.

Of the trails within the park, only the perimeter loop is open to horses, but it is a pleasant ride through wooded areas, and connects to the Powerline Trail that leads west to the Sammamish River Trail and, someday, east to Redmond Watershed Park (currently you can ride there via a road-ride).


View Farrel-McWhirter Park in a larger map

To get to the parking for horse trailers, nearest the arena, follow the end of SR–520 onto Avondale Road, after approximately 1.5 miles turn right on NE 116th St then right on NE 196th St, entrance to the park is near the end of road on the right.

Current Status Notes



Length: ~2 miles

Surface: dirt, gravel

Share with: hikers, joggers, children


Restrooms, arena, picnic areas, children's farm

Parking for: 6+ trailers

Jurisdiction & Links

Redmond City park:

click on the "Park & Trails" link on the Redmond Park page, above.