The Hiker Mama

Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park

Distance: 1 1/4 miles of trails in the park.

Elevation Gain:  Trails are flat to gently sloping.

High Point:    About 120 feet

Season: Year-round

Description:   This little gem of a park is a worthy destination when you just need a bit of time in nature, and don’t want to make a long drive to the mountains.  Farrel-McWhirter Park began life as a farm.  Many farm buildings remain on the property, and children can look at several farm animals or take a class through the Redmond Parks Department.  Walk the wooded trails, enjoying the native flowers and the sounds of birds.  Kids can also play in the modest play area, or just run in the large open meadows. 

Directions:  21760 Novelty Hill Rd., Redmond, WA.  From I-5 or I-405, take Hwy 520 East to its end.  Continue onto Avondale Rd. in Redmond.  Drive about 1.25 miles and turn right onto Novelty Hill Road. Drive 1/4 mile and turn left on NE Redmond Road. Go 1/2 mile. Park is on left.

Links:  Download and print out a map from the Redmond Parks website, and get more information about park hours and history.


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