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

Grand Ridge Details

  • Riding area
    Grand Ridge
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • 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.

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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,726 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Apr 19, 2018
Avg: 3.65 (15 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
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

Apr 19, 2018 @ 5:15pm
Apr 19, 2018
Clear and in good condition
Mar 31, 2018 @ 10:02am
Mar 31, 2018
Mar 28, 2018 @ 2:22pm
Mar 28, 2018
Only a handful of muddy spots at the north end of the trail. Most of the trail rides very well.
Feb 17, 2018 @ 7:05pm
Feb 17, 2018
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...
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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
47 |
Nov 27, 2017 @ 12:25am
Nov 27, 2017
Grand Ridge, Issaquah
25 |
Sep 5, 2017 @ 4:44pm
Sep 5, 2017
Grand Ridge, Issaquah

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