5 miles
Distance
1,095 ft
Climb
-1,028 ft
Descent
00:47:04
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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14811 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 bike 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
    00:47:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:50:07
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Status:
on Jan 27, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (18 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Grand Ridge Trail Reports

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      Jan 27, 2019 @ 8:54pm
      Jan 27, 2019
      In very good shape. Lots of trees down recently but all been cleared. Some hikers and runners
      Jan 11, 2019 @ 10:25pm
      Jan 11, 2019
      Surprisingly nice and dry given all the recent rain. No trees down, at least between I90 and the north entrance to Water Tower Loop.
      Dec 31, 2018 @ 3:59pm
      Dec 31, 2018
      Wet but not too muddy with the exception of a few spots where puddles had formed from the rain last night. Happy New Year!
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 2:09am
      Dec 29, 2018
      Beautiful ride. Super fun mixed terrain XC trail. Did out and back from 99 > Duthie. Roots are slick so be smart.
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 3:57pm
      Nov 25, 2018
      Probably rained this morning so the dirt was mostly really nice with a few spots of mud. It made the exposed roots pretty slick though. All round...
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      Dec 7, 2017 @ 6:03pm
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      Grand Ridge, Seattle
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      Nov 27, 2017 @ 12:26am
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      Grand Ridge, Issaquah
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      Nov 27, 2017 @ 12:25am
      Nov 27, 2017
      Grand Ridge, Issaquah
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      Sep 5, 2017 @ 4:44pm
      Sep 5, 2017
      Grand Ridge, Issaquah

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