Hikes in East King County
Here you will find a somewhat rural transition zone between the suburbs and Cascade Mountains. Forests and cow pastures still resist the forces of urban sprawl.
The premier hiking destination in this area is Mt. Si. A new weekend bus service called "Trailhead Direct" offers fast access from Seattle to the Mt. Si and Teneriffe trails.
Mount Si (source: Mountains-to-Sound Greenway/Wikimedia Commons)