Lake Sawyer Park is tucked in a corner between Maple Valley, Black Diamond and Covington, Washington. It is a day use park, run by King County (free to use) with a few not so known trails tucked in. The trails are easy to walk and perfect for young children.
The access for the trail is off of Lake Sawyer Road, where there is a newer huge parking lot. Be sure to pay attention, it isn’t well signed and you can breeze on by. Older directions have you turning onto SE 312 St, and while it will take you there, parking is now at the lot.
The trail to the lake starts by the sign.
The path down to the lake is easy to walk and wide enough for jogger strollers.
It’s an urban lake now, surrounded by homes, but still has the feel of a lake farther out. The lake is huge though, and that gives it the more wild feel.
Alistaire and his stick.
Sawyer Lake has all sorts of nooks off of it to explore.
And parts that are partial wetlands/lake.
It is a pleasant stroll around the lake in the park.
Alistaire checking out a section as we reached a trail junction.
We headed back up.
The loop took us back to the parking lot. There are more trails to explore if one wants to.