Grand Ridge Details
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
Altitude change68 ft
Altitude min372 ft
Altitude max1,070 ft
Altitude start423 ft
Altitude end491 ft
Distance climb3 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat1,726 ft
Avg reverse time00:50:07
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Grand Ridge Trail Reports
Feb 17, 2018 @ 7:05pm4 hours
|One downed tree between the boardwalk and Duthie, and 3 downed trees on the fast descent south of the boardwalk (assuming you’re headed north)....|
Jan 1, 2018 @ 5:00pmJan 1, 2018
|There is some mud that is fairly easy to ride through and the tree roots are very slippery causing the climbs to be quite challenging. There are...|
Aug 17, 2017 @ 2:59pmAug 17, 2017
|Relatively speaking, this trail is very dry right now. Loose dirt and rocks at every turn making the many flat and sharp swit ch backs a bit...|
Jul 13, 2017 @ 8:02amJul 13, 2017
Jun 3, 2017 @ 2:47pmJun 3, 2017
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