Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Redmond, Washington area

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Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling around Redmond, Washington

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BIKE PATHS / WALKING PATHS

520 Bike Path

Bear Creek Trail

Burke-Gilman Trail

Cross Kirkland Corridor

East Lake Sammamish Trail

Mary Moore Connector Trail

North Creek Trail

Redmond Ridge Trail

Sammamish River Trail

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Tolt Pipeline Trail

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Regional Trails

Redmond is located in the western side of the State of Washington. The cities of Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville, Bothel and Cottage Lake are to the east of Lake Washington, east of from Seattle and just north of Lake Sammamish and Bellevue. This is an area of thick woods, wide winding rivers, wineries, farming and logging mixed in with high-tech industries like Microsoft and Nintendo.

This area also has several lengthy recreational trails for bike riding, running and walking that extend for miles. You can stroll around Redmond, or head up the Sammamish River Trail towards Woodinville. The Burke-Gilman Trail will take you down into Seattle around the north end of Lake Washington. Commuters might want to use the 520 Bike Path to head down to Bellevue. Up in Bothell, there is the North Creek Trail that the locals might want to stroll along during their lunch hour.

520 Bike & Pedestrian Path

The 520 Bike & Pedestrian Path is 8-miles of paved path along the westbound lanes of Highway 520 from Medina to Redmond. There are two separate competed section of the 520 Bike Path with a 1.25 mile long gap along Northrup Way and NE 24th Street in Bellevue.

The trail is being expanded to reach across Lake Washington on the floating bridge. The 14-foot wide path is open for bikes as well as pedestrians. This extension of the trail is being constructed in phases along with the construction of the bridge for Highway 520. The trail along the bridge over Lake Washington will include pop-outs or belvederes which allow people to stop and take in the views of Lake Washington below. The bike path is separated from the vehicles by a sturdy barrier and a 10' shoulder. The trail is currently only open halfway out over the lake, so it is an out-and-back excursion from Medina. The trail is not scheduled to be completed until sometime in 2017.

Read more about the 520 Bike & Pedestrian Path

The Sammamish River Trail

The Sammamish River Trail is a paved 10.9 mile long trail that extends from Marymoor Park in Redmond to the junction with the Burke-Gilman Trail near Blyth Park in Bothell. This is a regional recreational trail that connects multiple communities. It is a popular trail with pretty views of the Sammamish River, the nearby foothills, the farms of the Sammamish Valley and of Mt. Rainier to the south. It is also used by cyclists commuting between the different communities along the trail to downtown Redmond. The trail is paved the entire way, but there are separate unpaved tracks for equestrians.

Read more about the Sammamish River Trail

East Lake Sammamish Trail

The East Lake Sammamish Trail is an 11-mile long paved trail in King County that starts in Marymoor Park in Redmond then heads south along the east shores of Lake Sammamish and then down to Interstate 90 in Issaquah. The trail has been completed in sections, but other sections are still under construction or in the planning stages. You can see these current status of the trail and the development plans at the King County: East Lake Sammamish Trail webpage.

In Redmond, the East Lake Sammamish Trail starts at the Redmond Way and Highway 520 interchange. There is a 77 vehicle parking lot south of NE 70th Street, just west of E. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. The trail then heads south with a street level crossing at NE 65th Street. At 0.2 miles south of NE 65th Street, there is a junction with the Marymoor Connector Trail. This connector trail takes you to the west through Marymoor Park and allows you to connect with the Sammamish River Trail.

The East Lake Sammamish Trail continues south and you will soon find yourself riding along side the large lake. The trail follows E. Lake Sammamish Parkway on the west side of the road and is a separate path in this section. You will go by Sammamish Landing Park with a small pier. Just south of the pier, you ride along side the houses that are along the shores of the lake for most of the way south. At the south end of the lake, the trail goes by the Lake Sammamish Boat Launch area. Just past this, the trail starts going through business areas in Issaquah, including the Microsoft campus.

In Issaquah, the trail is still following along the west side of E. Lake Sammamish Parkway SE on a path separated from the roadway. The trail crosses SE 56th Street at street level. Farther south, just before the trail goes under Interstate 90, the Issaquah-Preston Trail takes off going east along the same route as Interstate 90. The East Lake Sammamish Trail continues for a quarter mile past the interchange and stops at NW Gilman Boulevard and NW Juniper Street.

Tolt Pipeline Trail

The Tolt Pipeline Trail is a 9.4-mile long mostly unpaved pathway that spans between Bothell and Woodinville. The route of the trail is located along the pipeline right-of-way and is located away from major roadways. The trail cuts through residential neighborhoods, goes past local parks and thorugh thickly forested areas.

Read more about the Tolt Pipeline Trail

Marymoor Connector Trail

The Marymoor Connector Trail is a 1.6 mile paved trail located just south of Downtown Redmond. The trail crosses from Marymoor Park in an east-west direction adjacent to NE Marymoor Way. The west end of the trail connects to the Sammamish River Trail near NE Marymoor Way and West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. The east end connect to the East Lake Sammamish Trail just west of E. Lake Sammamish Parkway.

The Marymoor Connector Trail not only connects these two other major recreational trails, but also goes by all the soccer and baseball fields, the Recreation and Event Area, multiple parking areas and other park facilities.

Bear Creek Trail

The Bear Creek Trail is a 1.5 mile paved path system that runs through Redmond Town Center Open Space and Bear Creek Park which are located just south of Redmond Town Center. The trail starts on the east end near where Avondale Way splits from Avondale Road (Highway 520). The trail then crosses under NE Union Hill Road then wraps around the south edge of the town center. Just west of the street level crossing at Redmond Way, there is a junction with the Redmond Central Connector which is a new bike and pedestrian path system that follows along NE 76th Street through the middle of Redmond's downtown area.

Staying on Bear Creek Trail,  you reach Bear Creek Parkway.The trail winds through this section in what is called the Bear and Evans Creek Trail and Greenway Project. the trail then goes north to Leary Way NE where there is a junction with the Sammamish River Trail and the 520 Bike Path.

Snoqualmie Valley Trail

The Snoqualmie Valley Trail is a 31.5-mile long unpaved pathway located in King County, Washington. The route of the trail extends from Duvall to Cedar Falls, with a gap at Snoqualmie. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and it wanders through the King County countryside, going through forested areas, past farmland and through rural communities.

One of the main attractions along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail is the 100 year old Tokul Creek Trestle. The historic railroad bridge is 100 feet high and 400 feet long. The bridge is located along a tight bend in the trail to the north of Snoqualmie at 0.8 miles along the trail from Tokul Road SE. In this same area, trail users might wish to visit Snoqualmie Falls along Railroad Avenue to the northwest of Tokul Road SE.

Read more about the Snoqualmie Valley Trail


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails for bike riding, running and walking in the area around Redmond, Washington.


Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in the State of Washington

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Washington.