2 miles
Distance
220 ft
Climb
-263 ft
Descent
00:16:01
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
    #3082

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
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
    -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
    00:16:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:34
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Status:
on Jul 18, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
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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

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Jul 18, 2018 @ 6:10pm
Jul 18, 2018
May 5, 2018 @ 6:06pm
May 5, 2018
Clean and fast
Apr 10, 2018 @ 7:52pm
Apr 10, 2018
Downed log half way through
Mar 24, 2018 @ 12:06pm
Mar 24, 2018
Wet and muddy
Mar 20, 2018 @ 5:16pm
Mar 20, 2018
Rode well. Some of the turns are pretty soft though.
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Oct 19, 2017 @ 12:50am
Oct 19, 2017
Water Tower Loop, My City

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