10,000 Round Trips: Hikers Embrace Trailhead Direct in its First Full Season

November 26, 2018

A big milestone! In its first season, Trailhead Direct made more than 10,000 round trips, ferrying hikers and explorers to numerous popular outdoor destinations.

Excerpt: Trailhead Direct – co-led by King County Metro and King County Parks – offered weekend and holiday service to some of the most popular hiking destinations in the region, including Mount Si, the Issaquah Alps, and Mailbox Peak. The Seattle Department of Transportation provided a portion of the operating cost of the pilot service while REI Co-op and Clif Bar & Company helped fund outreach and promotion.

“Hikers throughout King County have embraced our convenient transit-to-trails service,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “The success of Trailhead Direct is an excellent example of how we are creating a customer-focused transit system that does more than provide reliable weekday commutes. We are connecting more people to popular destinations on weekends, making it easier to enjoy many of the spectacular places that make our region such a special place to live.”

Read the full story on the King County Parks website.