Grand Ridge Park/Duthie Hill

Ever wonder what's inside all those trees on the opposite side of I-90 from Tiger Mountain? That is Grand Ridge Park and that is where we will be headed.

We will begin our hike by riding bus #554 from Seattle to the Issaquah Highlands. The trailhead is just a short walk away from the bus stop. We will walk the length of the Grand Ridge trail to Duthie Hill and back.

This hike is about 12 miles round trip, but not too much elevation gain (~500 feet or so). This hike is good for a rainy day, being pretty much entirely under trees.

Meet downtown 2nd Ave. and Stewart St. - 9:15 AM
Board bus #554 to Issaquah - 9:30 AM
Arrive Issaquah and begin hike - 10:05 AM
Finish hike - board bus back home - ~ 3:30 PM
Arrive downtown Seattle - ~4:00 PM

Return buses leave Issaquah every 30 minutes.

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  • kerwin

    Great time will definitely join again!

    January 20, 2014

  • Mark

    I had a really nice time - a good walk through the forest with a bunch of interesting people - thanks again Eric, good hike.

    January 19, 2014

  • Alexandra

    I wasn't feeling well today, so I'm down to a "maybe".

    January 18, 2014

  • Jared S.

    Alas, I accidentally double booked this weekend. I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

    January 17, 2014

  • Fida

    I'm sorry I'll miss another hike. Weekends are difficult for me. I'm hoping to finally meet this group at Wallace Lake. I'm impressed with the activity record of this group. Kudos to the organizers.

    January 17, 2014

  • Mark

    I hope there's still space on the bus! Wasn't sure of my schedule until now & looking forward to actually joining this group.

    January 16, 2014

  • Julia

    Hello guys! I'm going to meet you on the bus, because I'll be boarding the same bus 554 in Mercer Island.
    Or at the Issaquah Highlands Park an Ride. Is this the final bus stop we're starting the hike from?
    Looking forward to seeing you there!!

    January 15, 2014

  • GS

    Sounds great but weekends hard for me to be free. Would love to do this on a weekday. Are you getting off the bus at Highlands park and ride, or is there a better bus stop? Thanks for any help. Be v happy to pay for a guide book/sheets of suggested walks and bus routes - such a useful resource in your brain Eric.

    January 14, 2014

    • Eric

      Yes, we will be getting off the bus at Issaquah Highlands P&R.

      January 15, 2014

  • Brianna B.

    So my friend and I live in South King Co. We were wondering if we could just meet you guys at the trailhead instead of driving to Seattle to catch the bus :) Please let me know where and when to meet you guys!! Super excited about this hike!!

    January 15, 2014

    • Eric

      Sure, look for us at Issaquah Highlands P&R, just a few minutes after 10:00.

      January 15, 2014

  • Zarna

    Crap! Just realized this clashes with the Beacon Food Forest work party. I said I'd go to that ages ago so gotta cancel coming with you guys. Next time!

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great idea Eric, I've wanted to check this trail out since I heard about it through volunteering with WTA, but never had a chance! I believe it is almost brand-new...

    January 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Had to cancel but I will probably be back later this season...

      January 15, 2014

  • gena

    This sounds awesome. If I was off I would definitely go :)

    January 13, 2014

  • Zarna

    I'm excited, looks like a great hike!

    January 12, 2014

  • Jamila

    I use my ORCA card all the time in Seattle but just wanted to be sure, I can use my card for the bus ride out of the city.

    January 10, 2014

    • Jamila

      Great! Thank you for letting me know. :-)

      January 10, 2014

    • Laura C

      I work in Issaquah and ride that bus every weekday. $2.50 each way and you can pay with Orca.

      January 12, 2014

  • Eileen C.

    I will REALLY be there this time. Looking forward to it!

    January 10, 2014

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