East Lake Sammamish Trail-N Samm Development

Category Overview

Trails grants help communities and recreation areas fund the creation and improvement of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. These grants help make communities more livable, create regional trails systems, and open up beautiful outdoor spaces for people to enjoy. WWRP is the largest source of trail support in the state of Washington.

Project Highlights

King County developed 2.6 miles of the East Lake Sammamish Trail along the abandoned East Lake Sammamish Railroad corridor in King County. This is Phase 3 of a multi-phase project constructing the 11-mile trail corridor connecting the cities of Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah. The new trail features a 12-foot wide asphalt surface with two-foot gravel shoulders and a one-foot clear zone on each side of the trail. The ELST project provides improved intersections, clear sight lines, consistent signage and improved drainage. Environmental improvements include enhancing wetlands, stabilizing slopes, installing fish-passable culverts, and planting native landscaping. The ELST is the missing link in the 44-mile seamless urban regional trail corridor linking Seattle to the suburban cities and the Cascade Foothills.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: King County Parks & Rec Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $5,997,917.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 45 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 12-1269

Location Details

The North Sammamish segment of the ELST is located along the east side of Lake Sammamish between the lake and East Lake Sammamish Parkway from approximately 187th Avenue NE to Inglewood Hill Road. The trail can be accessed from these two end points.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.