KCEHC Trail Guide

King County Executive Horse Council

Redmond Powerline Trail

Also known as the PSE Trail, the Puget Power Trail, or just the Powerline Trail. Connects the Sammamish River Trail to Farrel-McWhirter Park. From the Sammamish River Trail, there is a steep climb over a ridge to a busy road crossing at Avondale Road (there is a crosswalk with horse-height crossing-request buttons, at least), then an easy ride to Farrel-McWhirter Park.


Since there is no specific parking area along this trail, follow the directions to get to either parking spot on the Sammamish River Trail or park at Farrel-McWhirter Park.

Current Status Notes



Length: 3.1 miles

Surface: dirt

Share with: hardy runners, mountain bikes


Restrooms, picnic facilities at Farrel-McWhirter Park.

Parking for: many trailers at either of the Sammamish River Trail access points or at Farrel-McWhirter Park

Jurisdiction & Links

Puget Sound Energy owns the powerlines, but an agreement with King County Parks lets this be part of the Regional Trails system, shown on their map.