1.9 miles
Distance
220 ft
Climb
-263 ft
Descent
00:16:14
Avg time

Water Tower Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Grand Ridge
    Issaquah, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #1571 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 65 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Water Tower Loop mountain bike trail 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
    00:16:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:46
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Status:
on Jun 12, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.55 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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      Water Tower Loop Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 75 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,463 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,904 rides
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      Nov 18, 2020 @ 10:37am
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      Nov 18, 2020 @ 10:36am
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      Sep 2, 2019 @ 4:50pm
      Sep 2, 2019
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      Sep 2, 2019 @ 4:50pm
      Sep 2, 2019

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