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Cross Kirkland Connector


 The Cross Kirkland Corridor is a dirt/ gravel 5.75 mile segment of the Eastside Rail Corridor and is owned by the City of Kirkland. It meanders roughly north/ south through the city through neighborhoods, business parks and woods. In some places (especially the section east of I-405) the gravel is old railroad ballast rock and is hard to ride through, though the city is planning improvements in the near future.
The trail begins here off 108th Ave NE just north of the S. Kirkland P&R

Location: King County
City(s): Kirkland, WA
Length: 5.7 miles.  

Popularity:
 N/A
Elevation: Fairly flat
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     Loss
 
Facilities Trail Condition  
Drinking Water:  No
Restrooms:  No
Benches:  No
Picnic Tables:  No
Surface Type:  Unpaved
Surface Quality:  4
Scenery:  8
Lighting: 0
Ratings:

0 = none/ the worst
5 = average
10 = excellent


Website: http://www.kirklandwa.gov/Community/Cross_Kirkland_Corridor.htm
Maps:
Cross Kirkland/ Regional Map
Interim Trail construction map
Seattle Times article

Directions: The southern trailhead is just north of the South Kirkland P&R. The northeast trailhead is on 132nd Ave NE just north of NE 124th St.


Photo Gallery


Map of the trail


Wow, that's a large hedge!


Peek-a-boo views of the lake occasionally reward riders.


A local park is easily reachable by stairs from the trail.


A narrow temporary bridge will get you across 68th Street.


Google has offices next to the trail.


Underpass below NE 85th Street.


A converted railroad trestle makes a dandy bridge.


Stairs lead off into the woods from the trail


Crossing 108th Ave NE - watch for traffic.


East of the 405 underpass the surface gets rougher.


Near mile marker 5.25 the mysterious Totem Lake hides.


The northeast trailhead at 132nd Ave NE.

 

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