The Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust was founded in 1990 (informally in 1989) by a dedicated group of islanders who were concerned about preserving Vashon and Maury. The Land Trust is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Since that time, the Land Trust has been instrumental in the acquisition and permanent preservation of over two thousand acres of carefully chosen property on Vashon and Maury. An additional 3000+ acres, enrolled in King County’s current use taxation program (the Public Benefit Rating System), are protected and being stewarded by private landowners.

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We are adopting the following King County trail and park use guidelines.


Please recreate
 responsibly and follow these tips: 

  • Keep your distance. Recreate with those in your household. Give others plenty of room and communicate who will step aside on the trail (trail etiquette gives hikers coming uphill the right of way). 
  • Stay local. Don’t stray too far from home when recreating and keep rural communities safe by minimizing stops and bringing all that you’ll need for your outing. 
  • Keep it moving. Use parks and trails for walking, running, riding, rolling, and passing through. 
  • Plan ahead. Be prepared to go somewhere else if your destination seems crowded. Add hand sanitizer and a mask or other face covering to your 10 Essentials. 
  • Play it safe. Keep your activities within your comfort and skill level to reduce the risk of injury and adding to the strain on our health care and emergency services. This includes not attending or hosting gatherings like cookouts or barbeques.  
  • Leave no trace. Take any garbage with you, including disposable face masks and gloves. 

Help conserve the land and protect the natural ecosystems and rural character of Vashon and Maury Islands for future generations by making a donation