5.3 miles
Distance
851 ft
Climb
-851 ft
Descent
00:43:32
Avg time

Grand Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Grand Ridge Park
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3889 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #12119 in Trail Running
    • #894 in Horseback
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Grand Ridge mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2 ft
  • Altitude min
    377 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,070 ft
  • Altitude start
    496 ft
  • Altitude end
    495 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -46.9%
  • Grade min
    46.8%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,260 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:32
  • Avg reverse time
    01:02:32
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on May 9, 2022
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Avg: 3.95 (38 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Grand Ridge Trail Reports

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      May 9, 2022 @ 9:52pm
      May 9, 2022
      Mostly drained out, some mud, few sizable puddles Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface
      Apr 7, 2022 @ 11:09pm
      Apr 7, 2022
      Trail is in great shape, all clear, almost zero mud, and limited bugs/brush in early season
      Apr 1, 2022 @ 5:33pm
      Apr 1, 2022
      Tree down across the first climb from Duthie side, just up from Mike O Puncheon bridge. Otherwise clear, tacky and good grip. Just a few...
      Mar 26, 2022 @ 1:26pm
      Mar 26, 2022
      From North to South maybe a dozen mud puddles and few wet drainages, but otherwise the trail is damp and in excellent condition. Large downed tree...
      Mar 1, 2022 @ 7:49pm
      Mar 1, 2022
      Rode the north side from Duthie only but there was no mud and surprisingly very few puddles. Man does this trail drain!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 175 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,250 rides
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      Mar 25, 2022 @ 7:43pm
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      291 |
      Sep 5, 2020 @ 9:28pm
      Sep 5, 2020
      585 |
      Dec 7, 2017 @ 6:03pm
      Dec 7, 2017
      579 |
      Nov 27, 2017 @ 12:26am
      Nov 27, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      Duthie to Issaquah Gun Club7 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      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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      Where I've been! At grand ridge.
      5:32 | 20 | May 15, 2022 , Issaquah
      Grand Ridge DH Section| Issaquah, WA | Fuel EX 9.8
      2:55 | 74 | Mar 19, 2022 , Issaquah
      DH Grand Ridge | Issaquah, WA | Fuel EX 9.8
      6:00 | 57 | Mar 12, 2022 , Issaquah
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      5:48 | 44 | Jan 12, 2022 , Issaquah
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