While designed as a sanctuary for birds, deer, bobcats, and blackbear, Soaring Eagle Regional Park seems to be a quiet sanctuary for humans as well. Six hundred acres of forest and wetlands interrupt miles of suburban homes on the edge of the flat Sammamish Plateau, and are host to 12 miles of trail that walkers, runners, mountain bikers, and equestrians enjoy.
The trails at Soaring Eagle are arranged like a spider’s web, with the wide Pipeline Trail cutting through the center and a network of interconnected trails radiating out from it. The surrounding trails were designed with little deference to the landscape, meaning that they twist, turn, swoop, and dive over all the little bumps in the park. With no major climb, you may find yourself hooting and hollering over these miniature roller coasters and begin thinking of the word “hill” in a whole new way. There is also a healthy population of rocks and roots on the trails, so there will be little time for zoning out as you dab through nature’s hopscotch.
Join us for a 5-mile or Half Marathon at Frost Eagle, the seventh and final event in the Winter Trail Series!
NOV 5 – RAVENNA REFRESHER
4k, 8k, 12k, Ravenna Park, Seattle, WA
NOV 19 – CARKEEK COOLER
5k & 10k, Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA
DEC 3 – REDMOND REINDEER ROMP
5-mile & Half Marathon, Redmond Watershed Preserve, Redmond, WA
DEC 17 – SEWARD SOLSTICE
4.2-mile & 10k, Seward Park, Seattle, WA
JAN 1 – ABSOLUTION RUN
4-mile & 8-mile, St. Edward State Park, Kenmore, WA
JAN 21 – FROST EAGLE
5-mile & Half Marathon, Soaring Eagle Park, Sammamish, WA
FEB 5 – INTERLAKEN ICICLE DASH
5k & 10k, Interlaken Park, Seattle, WA
Consistency pays off! Participate in 4 or more of the Winter Trail Series events in the 2016-17 season listed above and you’ll earn a free limited edition Northwest Trail Runs prize! Past year’s prizes included a thermal beanie and a fleece neck warmer.