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Sammamish River Trail


 Paved trail from Bothell to Redmond following the Sammamish Slough. Great views of Mt. Rainier southbound. Goes near a winery and brewery in Woodinville. Connects with multiple other trails, both paved and unpaved. Separate trail for horse riders from Redmond to Woodinville. A segment of trail under SR 520 requires slowing and dismounting your bike. The trail tends to be rather busy in downtown Redmond, Woodinville and Bothell so watch out for other trail users such as skaters and dog walkers. A parallel unpaved trail follows the east bank of the river from downtown Redmond to NE 116th St.
The Sammamish River Trail links Redmond, Bothell and Kenmore to the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Location: King County
City(s): Bothell, Woodinville, Redmond, WA
Length: 10.9 miles.  

Popularity:
 Popular
Elevation: Flat
     Gain  25
     Loss
  25
Facilities Trail Condition  
Drinking Water:  Yes
Restrooms:  Yes
Benches:  Yes
Picnic Tables:  Yes
Surface Type:  Paved
Surface Quality:  8
Scenery:  8
Lighting: 1
Ratings:

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


Website: http://www.kingcounty.gov/recreation/parks/trails/regionaltrailssystem/marymoorconnectortrail.aspx
Maps:
King County Bike Map
Redmond Bike Map
Connections:
1. Connects to Burke-Gilman Trail at Blyth Park in Bothell.
2. Connects to the SR 520 Bike Path at Leary Way in Redmond, near the 1-mile mark (trail forks to Redmond Town Center and Marymoor Park). To get to the SR 520 Bike Path, head west from the west end of the pedestrian bridge next to Leary Way.
3. Connects to North Creek Trail (UWB/ CCC Trail) 1.1 miles northwest of downtown Woodinville, just west of the 405 overpass.
4. Connects to the Tolt Pipeline Trail south of downtown Woodinville
5. Connects to the Powerline Trail just south of Milepost 2.
6. Intersects the Bridle Crest Trail.
7. Connects to the Bear Creek Trail near the 1 mile marker - trail junction just north of Leary Way bridge.
8. Connects to the East Lake Sammamish Trail via the Marymoor Connector Trail through Marymoor Park.

Expansions:
1. King County plans widening the trail from Woodinville to Bothell.
2. The Snohomish County Council has approved the purchase of part of the BNSF rail line, which could clear the way for creating an extension of the Centennial Trail southward to Woodinville. Also, see
3. Plans have been proposed to link the Sammamish River Trail via tunnels or bridges across West Lake Sammamish Parkway or 520 to the SR 520 Bike Path.

Directions: There are multiple access points to the trail, from Marymoor Park (pay parking) to Bothell's Blythe Park.


Photo Gallery


This section near Marymoor Park parallels a wall next to West Lake Sammamish Parkway.


The underpass at Leary Way.


The SR 520 Bike Path branches off from the Sammamish River Trail just west of the ped bridge.


After crossing the pedestrian bridge. Bear left for the Bear Creek Trail or stay straight on the SRT


Striping of the trail and new signs are intended to improve safety for all users.


Train trestle crosses the trail near downtown Redmond.


The Sammamish River Trail passes a sculpture near Redmond City Hall.


Crossing under the 90th Street Bridge. Feelin' groovy?


Skaters abound on the trail.


Tall trees border the trail north of downtown Redmond.


Passing milepost 4.


The trail approaches the wineries in Woodinville.


Continuing into Bothell.


Hugging the river, the trail is a treasure for riders and skaters alike.


The trail passes under the I-405 freeway.


After the bridge, turn right for the North Creek Trail (sign shows another name).


There's really only a couple of hills on this trail -- and this one is less than 20 feet high.


For a couple of blocks, the trail is a road shoulder through a quiet neighborhood.


The trail takes a left onto the pedestrian bridge, then a sharp right turn.


Shadows keep the trail cool on a hot day.


Boats like this kayak ply the waters of the Sammamish Slough.


Workout stations provided in Bothell.

 

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