Our trails are open to the public by reservation only: Schedule your visit below!

Hours (by reservation only):

Groups of 10 or more must schedule a tour and receive confirmation,  (425) 432-4914 

Tuesday – Saturday

9:00 am to 6:00 pm



Rules of Access

1. Visitors MUST have a reservation before visiting SHADOW. 

2. Only one household or small group (6 or less people) per reservation is allowed at this time.

3. Visitors use this land at their own risk. Please call 911 in case of emergency. 

4. Stay on the trails AT ALL TIMES to protect critical habitat.

5. Carry out all trash and leave only footprints.

6. Pets are NOT allowed on SHADOW’s Grounds.

7. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while on the property.

8. Firearms are prohibited at SHADOW. This includes airsoft, paintball, and all such devices.

9. Smoking, vaping, and the use of illegal drugs are prohibited.

10. DO NOT:

• Collect: animals, plants, rocks, or natural materials
• Hunt, fish, trap, touch, or feed wildlife
• Bring bicycles, horses, or motorized vehicles
• Camp or ignite fires

Please contact us if you have any questions.  

Trail & Parking Information

Boardwalk/Bog Parking

Parking is available in the gravel lot at 21656 184th Ave SE, parking is also available along the shoulder of 184th Ave SE. 

Please use caution when parking on the side of road.

Bog/Boardwalk Trail

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve’s ¼ mile (round-trip) boardwalk trail takes you through the beautiful SHADOW Lake Bog. 

Download a Bog Tour 


Upland Parking

The Uplands Entrance is located on the north side of Peter Grubb Rd. SE near 186th Ave SE.
Parking is available outside the entrance gate. 



Upland Trails

SHADOW’s Upland trail system has four trails, the Woods, Owl, Native Plant Garden, & the Wetland trial. These trails total about 2.5 miles. 


Richter Education Center & Office

Please note: The white mobile home is a private residence. If you need to contact someone please give us a call

Getting to SHADOW

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve’s Office & Richter Education Center are located at:


21656 184th Ave SE Renton, WA 98058.