Mercer Island’s Pioneer Park, located at the intersection of Island Crest Way and Southeast 68th Street, is the perfect getaway to the usually busy city life. This 113 acre forest was purchased by the City of Mercer island in 1964, and was transferred to the Mercer Island Open Space Conservatory Trust in 1992. The park itself is made up of three quadrants of the aforementioned crossroads, making it one of most expansive parks on the island.
The Northwest Quadrant is arguable the most popular. It has something for everyone, including trails for both walkers, runners, and is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs; there is an alternate trail designated for horses; off-leashed and behaviorally trained dogs are also welcome on these trails. This flat area, is great for new or seasoned walkers.
The Northeast Quadrant has loads of natural variety, with the forest being a mixture of conifer and deciduous habitats, a ravine, stream, miles of trails, and natural views of the wonderland. Pioneer Park was purposefully kept in its natural state, to allow residents and visitors easy access to natural Northwest beauty. Moderate and easy inclines, make this a great place for everyone!
The Southeast Quadrant is coined the Equestrian Quadrant. While its trails and spaces are open to all users, they are designated and maintained specifically for horseback riding. This forest if predominately Douglas Fir. Check out more information, or access to maps of the park, here!
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