5.2 miles
1,083 ft
-1,016 ft
Avg time

Grand Ridge Details

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  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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  • Ride in rain
  • 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.

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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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2.6 miles
  • Distance down
    2.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,726 ft
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on Mar 23, 2017
Avg: 3.75 (12 votes)

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Grand Ridge Trail Reports

Mar 23, 2017 @ 4:13pm
Mar 23, 2017
Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface
Feb 12, 2017 @ 8:29pm
Feb 12, 2017
Small tree down across trail, can easily walk over, ride over or around. Such a solid early season trail that drains well. Running great with...
Jan 14, 2017 @ 9:00pm
Jan 14, 2017
Jun 18, 2016 @ 6:04pm
Jun 18, 2016
Apr 17, 2016 @ 7:44pm
Apr 17, 2016
It's getting really dry, but riding well and all the hikers were friendly today.
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Sep 7, 2015 @ 9:17pm
Sep 7, 2015
Grand Ridge, Seattle

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