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This is a pleasant walk in the woods. Gets a little muddy/slippery but it mostly well maintained. Watch out for bikes and horses. Lots of options to make this longer. Though I haven't used them, there are bathrooms at the parking lot.

trail running
1 month ago

Trail is mostly cement with about 3 miles or so of gravel. Gravel on the side of the trail too. Great view of the lake from the trail.

trail running
1 month ago

Very scenic trail as it runs along the Sammamish River for miles. Flat and paved, but there is enough gravel/grass off to the side for people (like me) who need to run on softer surfaces. Definitely one of my favorite trails.

Lovely Park. Great place for walking your dogs and yourself. It’s unleash dog park with huge room to roam around and be free. I took my dogs here twice a week. Parking ticket it’s only $1.00. There is a lovely garden. Great place to visit in the summer. No dogs allowed in the garden. There is also dog wash across from the garden inside Marymoor Park.
I absolutely love the change of color from Summer go Fall. I can’t wait for Winter and Spring so I can see the beauty of all seasons.

The first 10 min. of this trail was uneventful, then had to cross a bay road and then as the name says, followed the power lines along a trail that was mostly boarded on each side with blackberry bushes. With so many trail options in the area, unless I was specifically looking to pick some free blackberries, I would pass on this trail. That said I only hiked the first 1.5 miles, so may try it again starting from where I turned around the last time.

Very nice afternoon walk. The only reason it doesn't get five stars is that it's truly just a walk in the woods. To get 5 stars from me, it's got to be somewhat strenuous and have rewarding views.

Great trail to do with young 9 & 13 yr old boys. Annoying horse poo everywhere but saw a huge owl and it was a very well paved/wide easy trail.

road biking
4 months ago

Mostly gravel trail. Construction has closed part of the trail at Louis Thompson road. But you can take the road for that little stretch.

Super peaceful with lots of shade. Flat, moderate traffic. Perfect escape for a couple hours.

walking
5 months ago

This is my go to trail and I love it. The hills make for a great workout, the views make it peaceful. Never a lot of traffic.

Short and easy. So peaceful to take in the water views and listen to all the nature!

trail running
5 months ago

When I first moved to Washington in early 2017, I discovered the Sammamish River Trail located right behind my apartment.

This trail helped me to find my love for running and I was easily able to up my miles from 3 to 20. Since then, I've used it for running, biking and roller blading.

It's a nice long stretch of paved road alongside the river. It does get crowded in certain areas during spring/summer but everyone seems to be pretty respectful of space and staying to the right. During the cooler seasons, it's definitely not as busy and if you're lucky you may just see some Otters like I did :)

The coolest part about this trails that you can go from downtown Redmond to the library to 60 acres park, Woodinville, you pass the Tolt pipeline trail & PSE PowerLine trail, and then into Bothell where it connects you to the Burke Gilman trail... OR you can go to Marymoor Park and connect to the East Lake Sammamish Trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Short trail. It's interesting that you can hear the loud sound of frogs by the pond.

Nice little walk in quiet woods not too far away from town. Nothing spectacular but easy and peaceful trail.

Great for kids, but it can take awhile if they like to go off-roading and find things to climb on.

Walked from Puget Power trail point from behind Overlake Christian church. Walked to Redmond Watershed. After coming out of trail at 196th, I continued to PowerLine via 206th Ave NE/NE 112th St. You have to walk on a main road(NE 116th St) to get to 206th Ave.

Great well maintained trail. It's great for running or walking with friends as it is wide enough to walk side by side. You can walk as little as 2 miles in a nice loop.

Easy trail with helpful signage and plenty of parking. Very green inside though not much to see.

Pleasant trail, mostly flat. Its going to be cooler than the city so dress accordingly. Has some patches of horse poop! Need to watch out.

I like the trale

Decent nature walk, but the moderate rating is a bit misleading. Trails are almost roads with how wide, flat, and well maintained they are, and only a few extremely short grades of any significance.

This trail surprised me. I was expecting it to be more crowded and city-like, but it feels fairly remote given how close it is to civilization. It's lush, shaded and just the right length for a quick outing.

walking
Thursday, October 05, 2017

10/5/2017 (Thursday) - The trail has been extended across the Sammamish River. The new bridge and the new section are pleasant. I moved up from the Sammamish River Trail to taste its fun.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

to much traffic..other than that not bad

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

to much traffic...people are nice though

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Beautiful trail on the edge of Redmond.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Not a lot of cover - best not to go on a hot day. Otherwise smooth and straightforward.

trail running
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The dog and I love this trail, espically always for a pit stop at the dog park :)

Monday, July 31, 2017

Awesome bike ride!

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