2 miles
220 ft
-263 ft
Avg time

Water Tower Loop Details

  • Riding area
    Grand Ridge
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

WTA organized trail build at the top of the Issaquah Plateau. Horseback, hikers, and bikers frequent the trail. Additions to the trail forthcoming which will decommission the gravel road portion of Grand Ridge Trail and use a portion of Water Tower Loop as the primary route.

Take an opportunity before the leaves crowd your view to overlook Issaquah, Lake Sammamish, Eastgate, and Bellevue to the west. About 1/4 mile from the water towers (headed north on the trail loop) the prominence of Grand Ridge at just around 1,100 vertical feet is pretty cool as you don't get a similar feel anywhere on the plateau other than in the Highlands neighborhood beside the Safeway.

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More Stats for Water Tower Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -44 ft
  • Altitude min
    974 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,194 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,067 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,023 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,349 ft
  • Distance down
    4,906 ft
  • Distance flat
    828 ft
  • Avg time
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on Dec 31, 2017
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to water-tower-loop-71248 trailhead (47.544742, -121.986523)
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Water Tower Loop Trail Reports

Dec 31, 2017 @ 6:10pm
Dec 31, 2017
Nov 13, 2017 @ 1:20pm
Nov 13, 2017
Couple of down trees due to wind, can take your bike under them. Smaller branches down along the trail (ride overs or do your own trail maintenance)
Nov 4, 2017 @ 9:54am
Nov 4, 2017
Oct 19, 2017 @ 12:50am
Oct 19, 2017
Significant windfall. Made it ~1/2 way from S side clearing a few of the smaller branches. Made for a gentle reminder to always wear your lid on...
Sep 17, 2017 @ 1:46pm
Sep 17, 2017
Bit dusty but not bad and predicted rain will make for great conditions later this week
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Oct 19, 2017 @ 12:50am
Oct 19, 2017
Water Tower Loop, My City

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