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Grand Ridge Park

A point-to-point multi-use trail connecting Duthie Hill and West Tiger

Hiking Moderate

20 km
672 m
672 m
5-6 hrs
Low Point
113 m
High Point
364 m
Grand Ridge Park Map

Grand Ridge Park was "established to provide natural resource preservation and passive recreation along the edge of suburban and rural communities," according to KingCounty.gov. The park is a linear tract of land sandwiched between "Mitchell Hill Forest to the east and the Issaquah Highlands residential development to the west," according to King County. A multi-use trail runs the length of the park, providing superb recreational opportunities in Grand Ridge Park alone, as well as connections to other nearby trail systems, such as West Tiger.


While a network of historic social trails used to exist in this area, many of the trails were wiped out by residential development. Through the help of the Washington Trails Alliance, this new, sustainable point-to-point trail was built. "One of the highlights of the trail is a beautiful 40-foot long, hand-built bridge spanning Canyon Creek," according to WTA.org. The WTA also helped construct a massive 600-foot-long boardwalk to help trail users traverse over a swampy area without doing any environmental damage. The amount of time, effort, and money invested in this suburban gem of a trail is impressive!

The current Grand Ridge Park Trail is a relatively mellow trail with some short—but steep—climbs. Overall, this new multi-use trail is quite smooth and flowy, with well-built switchbacked corners, grade reversals, delightful black PNW dirt, and of course, the aforementioned bridgework! Hikers can either follow a route combination simil to the one mapped here to maximize the mileage in Grand Ridge Park, or they can simply hike a shorter out-and-back on the trail. Finally, additional trails in the West Tiger area can be added on to the southern end of the network to create a much longer hike.

The creation of the new Grand Ridge Park Trail has opened up a plethora of amazing hike combinations. Get out and explore them all!

Sources: https://www.kingcounty.gov/services/parks-recreation/parks/trails/backcountry-trails/grand-ridge.aspx evergreenmtb.org/trails/grand-ridge https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/grand-ridge-park



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between April and November


  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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