2 miles
Distance
220 ft
Climb
-263 ft
Descent
00:16:05
Avg time

Water Tower Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Grand Ridge
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #1571 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

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 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
    -0.435%
  • Grade max
    -16.343%
  • Grade min
    18.241%
  • Distance climb
    4,349 ft
  • Distance down
    4,906 ft
  • Distance flat
    828 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:34
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Status:
on Jan 21, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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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
  • Other Other
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      Water Tower Loop Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 21, 2019 @ 10:55am
      3 days
      Dec 8, 2018 @ 9:38am
      Dec 8, 2018
      Nov 17, 2018 @ 10:39am
      Nov 17, 2018
      Nov 5, 2018 @ 10:08pm
      Nov 5, 2018
      Two logs down, at roughly 1/3 and 2/3 of the way through the loop.
      Jul 18, 2018 @ 6:10pm
      Jul 18, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 419 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,929 rides
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      Oct 19, 2017 @ 12:50am
      Oct 19, 2017
      Water Tower Loop, My City

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