Imagine a network of connected trails, where pathways to walk, bike, or roll take you everywhere you want to go! Our goal is to realize a network of trails that connects communities across Central Puget Sound.
Through an extensive mapping process, the coalition identified more than 450 miles of existing or planned trails. But many gaps remain, and we are working with our local community and government partners to close these gaps and provide equitable access to trails for walking, biking, and rolling.
To celebrate the exciting launch of our map vision, Leafline is hosting events throughout May, including:
- TBA — Join the official launch, with special guest speakers at this virtual event;
- May 7 — Connecting Seattle to South King County by Trail;
- May 7 — Bremerton Story Walk;
- May 13 — Overlake Policy Ride;
- May 21 — PenMet Parks Bike Bash;
- May 26 — Snotrac Bike Panel Discussion.
Join our virtual launch event — COMING SOON!
Explore the trails with partners, members, and champions
Saturday, May 7: Connecting Seattle to South King County by Trail
With options for a 9-mile or 20-mile education and advocacy ride, participants will learn what it will take to make a safe, simple trail connection from South King County communities to South Park, Georgetown, and beyond. Who’s coming: Leafline Trails Coalition members, representatives from the Duwamish Valley Safe Streets, Cascade Bicycle Club, the Seattle Department of Transportation, King County Parks, the City of Tukwila and many more.
Saturday, May 7: Bremerton Story Walk
Hosted by the Kitsap Sun’s Josh Farley, this community event will explore a developing trail around Kitsap Lake. The four-mile walk begins and ends at The Garage Bar & Grill (6812 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA). The Story Walk series is a partnership between the Kitsap Sun and Kitsap Moves (an effort by the Kitsap Public Health District that promotes walking to help everyone get healthier).
Wednesday, May 11: East Lake Sammamish Trail Groundbreaking
Join King County Parks as they break ground on the final segment of this 11-mile trail along the shores of Lake Sammamish. Once complete, the East Lake Sammamish Trail will be the final connection in the “Lakes to Locks” corridor, connecting Lake Sammamish and Lake Washington all the way to the Puget Sound in Golden Gardens with uninterrupted multi-use paths.
Friday, May 13: Exploring Overlake Policy Ride
Leafline is co-sponsoring this Move Redmond event, a 3-mile bike ride exploring bike infrastructure in Overlake. We’ll also discuss 520 Trail connections, and the importance of regional trails and on-street connections for walking, biking, rolling, and access to transit.
Saturday, May 14: Kingston Curiosity Tour Story Walk
Hosted by the Kitsap Sun’s Josh Farley, this family-friendly event includes a scavenger hunt adventure and a two-mile hike, starting at the Kingston Ferry Terminal. The Story Walk series is a partnership between the Kitsap Sun and Kitsap Moves (an effort by the Kitsap Public Health District that promotes walking to help everyone get healthier).
Saturday, May 21: PenMet Parks Bike Bash
Join PenMet Parks and partners for the inaugural Bike Bash at Sehmel Homestead Park! At this festival, families can learn more about biking, test out several different kinds of bikes (including adaptive bikes), and enjoy music and food.
Thursday, May 26: Snotrac Bike Panel Discussion
Join Snohomish County Transportation Coalition (Snotrac) for a panel discussion about progress to connect Snohomish County by bike, featuring speakers from Leafline Trails Coalition, City of Bothell, City of Everett, City of Lake Stevens, and City of Marysville.