Great lake

July 2017 - Decent, accessible and flat trail that cuts through various neighborhoods of Kirkland. We started at the South Kirkland Park n Ride at the bottom end of the trail and walked to the 3.5 mile mark at corner of Crestwoods Park, then back for total of 7.0 miles RT.

There's a fair amount of traffic in form of walkers, bikers, runners. Wide enough though that you don't need to stop to let others by. Terrain is packed gravel and dirt, so it gets a little dusty in dry conditions. Also, not a lot of cover or shade so I was grateful to have a hat.

Passes behind some fancy residential areas with enviable views of Lake Washington and Seattle, pleasant woodsy areas, and light industrial. The trail goes straight through the immaculately landscaped Google campus and the public playground they built on it. There is also a local brewery right next to the trail, Chainline Brewing.

It's really great I love !!

Nice easy walk with surprisingly beautiful views of the mountains and lake.

trail running
7 months ago

Kirkland did an awesome job converting this old rail corridor that runs through the spine of Kirkland into a beautiful trail for residents to enjoy. It's a great place to escape to nature for a run in Kirkland's backyard. I look forward to when the trail extends north to Woodinville and Redmond as part of the Eastside Rail Corridors over the next few years. That will be a great trail to bike and use to connect to other trails in the region like the Sammamish River Trail. I hope we preserve this beautiful trail that Kirkland's residents having quickly grown to love.

walking
9 months ago

11/03/2016 (Thursday) - New map is posted at main trailheads. New connection trails are added at many points. Trail conditions are improved.

walking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

trail running
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Really good! Had a hard time finding the start... Parked in the park and ride and ran UP 108th-one tenth of a mile it appeared in my left! Easy to run on; almost completely flat. Did the full 5! Scenic views of the water on my way out!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Neat. Easy. Light traffic.

walking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

walking
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

walking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

Nice wooded area close by 405 in South Kirkland. Popular with nearby neighbors walking the dog, and trail runners. Trails are short, and van get loud on the waste side near the freeway.

trail running
Thursday, June 02, 2016

Short set of loop trails in a wooded area just west of 405 in Kirkland, near the 520 interchange. Why mention the freeways? That's part of what you'll hear on this trail. 405 is just on the other side of the wall on the eastern section of the loop. On the west side is a steep ravine draining down toward Lake Washington and a creek draining into the wetlands and said lake. It is a nice trail run or walk for locals in the neighborhood and their dogs.

Saturday, May 14, 2016