5 miles
Distance
1,083 ft
Climb
-1,016 ft
Descent
00:49:25
Avg time

Grand Ridge Details

  • 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
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • 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
  • Altitude change
    68 ft
  • Altitude min
    372 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,070 ft
  • Altitude start
    423 ft
  • Altitude end
    491 ft
  • Grade
    0.246%
  • Grade max
    -53.007%
  • Grade min
    33.02%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,726 ft
  • Avg time
    00:49:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:50:07
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Status:
on Feb 17, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3.85 (14 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to grand-ridge trailhead (47.532980, -121.992595)
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Grand Ridge Trail Reports

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Feb 17, 2018 @ 7:05pm
4 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 @ 5:00pm
Jan 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 @ 2:59pm
Aug 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 @ 8:02am
Jul 13, 2017
Jun 3, 2017 @ 2:47pm
Jun 3, 2017
Fast!
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Dec 7, 2017 @ 6:03pm
Dec 7, 2017
Grand Ridge, Seattle
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Nov 27, 2017 @ 12:26am
Nov 27, 2017
Grand Ridge, Issaquah
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Nov 27, 2017 @ 12:25am
Nov 27, 2017
Grand Ridge, Issaquah
272 |
Sep 7, 2015 @ 9:17pm
Sep 7, 2015
Grand Ridge, Seattle

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