5 miles
Distance
1,095 ft
Climb
-1,028 ft
Descent
00:47:16
Avg time

Grand Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Grand Ridge
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14811 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 100 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    King County

Grand Ridge is a classic Seattle area ride which has changed greatly as the Issaquah Plateau has developed.

It's current (2017) rendition is a very XC oriented two way trail that handles rain relatively well. Trail work in recent years has eliminated many of the mud holes. Mix that with the relatively low elevation (max ~1,100 feet) and you have a reliable winter riding spot. Most riders on this trail incorporate the trails at Duthie at the northern terminus of Grand Ridge. This proximity makes this a good ride for beginners looking to stretch beyond the usual Duthie/Swan Creek type riding spots. Keep in mind this two way trail is very popular in nice weather with both hikers and other mountain bikers so don't be the bro trying to win those mystical golden Strava pixels. Don't you know you can just like, you know, buy psychological validations?

The parking lot at the Sunset exit is a fairly safe place to park your car which makes this a good night ride option.

2017 saw the opening of the water tower trail which adds a roughly 2 mile optional detour to make your ride a little longer.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Grand Ridge mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    68 ft
  • Altitude min
    372 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,071 ft
  • Altitude start
    423 ft
  • Altitude end
    491 ft
  • Grade
    0.244%
  • Grade max
    -53.269%
  • Grade min
    33.255%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,366 ft
  • Avg time
    00:47:16
  • Avg reverse time
    01:04:34
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Status:
on Dec 20, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4 (30 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Grand Ridge Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 20, 2020 @ 6:38pm
      Dec 20, 2020
      Dec 18, 2020 @ 4:29pm
      Dec 18, 2020
      Medium size tree down around 0.5 miles from Duthie side
      Dec 12, 2020 @ 8:18pm
      Dec 12, 2020
      Looks to be recently blown free of leaves. Hero dirt!
      Nov 15, 2020 @ 8:31am
      Nov 15, 2020
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 2:58pm
      Oct 13, 2020
      Fair amount of downed trees.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 172 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,660 rides
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      Photos

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      91 |
      Sep 5, 2020 @ 9:28pm
      Sep 5, 2020
      411 |
      Dec 7, 2017 @ 6:03pm
      Dec 7, 2017
      403 |
      Nov 27, 2017 @ 12:26am
      Nov 27, 2017
      376 |
      Nov 27, 2017 @ 12:25am
      Nov 27, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Duthie to Issaquah Gun Club
      7 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag allie7 (Jun 19, 2020 at 8:14)
       Awesome trail for relatively new riders looking to improve overall riding skills. A few tricky technical spots going both up and down that make for good practice. It’s a popular two way trail so be on the lookout for riders and hikers coming the opposite direction.
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