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Points Loop Trail (520 Path west)


 Combination of paved path and low traffic roads that hugs the side of 520 from Evergreen Point eastward to Lake Washington Boulevard. The westernmost half-mile of the trail is especially narrow (about 3 feet?) and should be ridden with caution. (The Bellevue Bike Map suggests walking bicycle in this section.) Near the eastern end of this trail there's a nice little gravel side loop that takes you to the edge of Lake Washington in a small nature park. There's a pedestrian/ bike bridge at 80th Ave over highway 520, which links to a neighborhood street - turn left and there is a wider trail at street's end that extends along the south side of 520 eastward to 84th Ave NE. At the western end of the trail is the Evergreen Point Freeway Station, and a trail leading up to Evergreen Point Road/ 76th Ave NE.
Sign for eastern end of the trail near 92nd Ave NE & NE 33rd St.

Location: King County
City(s): Bellevue, Hunt's Point, Evergreen Point, WA
Length: 2.2 miles.  Approx.

Popularity:
 Less
Elevation: minor hills
     Gain 
     Loss
 
Facilities Trail Condition  
Drinking Water:  No
Restrooms:  No
Benches:  Yes
Picnic Tables:  No
Surface Type:  Paved
Surface Quality:  3
Scenery:  5
Lighting: 1
Ratings:

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


Maps:
Bellevue Bike Map
Trail Expansion @ Bellevue Way
Trail Improvements - 520 map
Connections:
1. Connects to SR 520 Bike Path via Northup Way and NE 24th St.
2. Connects to the Lake Washington Loop route at Lake St/ Bellevue Way.

Expansions:
1. This trail will be widened and extended across the 520 bridge to the University of Washington when the bridge is rebuilt by 2014.

Directions: The western end of the off-road trail begins near the junction of NE 33rd St and 92nd Ave NE. The eastern end is just north of the Evergreen Point Road/ 76th Ave NE bridge over 520.


Photo Gallery


Eastern trailhead kiosk with map of the trail.


Trail squeezes in between 520 and neighborhood fences.


A view of rush hour traffic on 520, but no crowding on the trail.


Passing by the Hunts Point City Hall.


Trail entrance from 84th Ave.


Pedestrian bridge crosses 520 near the freeway station.


On the ped bridge.


Go left to catch the bus across the lake, or right to 76th Ave/ Evergreen Pt Rd.


West end of the trail as seen from Evergreen Point Rd/ 76th Ave NE.

 

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