East Lake Sammamish Trail: South Segment B Part 1

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

The King County Parks and Recreation Division will use this grant to complete site preparations and pave a 1.65 miles of the 11-mile East Lake Sammamish Trail, which runs along an abandoned railroad corridor on the east side of Lake Sammamish. The new segment runs from Southeast 33rd Street to just past the intersection with East Lake Sammamish Shore Lane Southeast in the city of Sammamish. The trail will be 12 feet wide and paved, with 2-foot-wide gravel shoulders on each side. The County also will improve drainage and install a retaining wall, landscaping, fencing, and traffic controls. When eventually complete, the trail will connect the cities of Redmond, Sammamish, and Issaquah. The East Lake Sammamish Trail is part of a larger, 44-mile trail system extending from Puget Sound in Seattle to the Cascade foothills. Supporters of the project include the City of Redmond, Cascade Bicycle Club, Forterra, and Friends of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. King County will contribute nearly $14 million in a voter-approved levy and a private grant.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: King County Parks & Rec Category: Trails WWRP Grant: $1,000,000.00 Applicant Match: $13,905,815.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 41 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1465

Location Details

From Olympia, Washington Get on I-5 N from 14th Ave SE 3 min (1.0 mi) Head north on Capitol Way S toward 11th Ave SW 62 ft Turn right at the 1st cross street onto 11th Ave SE 0.2 mi Turn right onto Jefferson St SE 0.2 mi At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto 14th Ave SE 0.4 mi Turn right to merge onto I-5 N toward Seattle 0.2 mi Continue on I-5 N to Issaquah. Take exit 15 from I-90 E 1 h 4 min (65.5 mi) Merge onto I-5 N 48.6 mi Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 154 to merge onto I-405 N toward Renton 10.8 mi Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 11 to merge onto I-90 E toward Spokane 5.8 mi Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 15 for WA-900 W/17th Ave NW 0.4 mi Take E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE to SE 33rd St in Sammamish 8 min (3.6 mi) Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto WA-900 E/17th Ave NW Continue to follow 17th Ave NW 0.3 mi Continue onto NW Sammamish Rd 0.5 mi Continue onto SE 56th St 0.2 mi Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE 1.2 mi At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE 1.4 mi Turn left onto SE 33rd St Destination will be on the right 75 ft SE 33rd St Sammamish, WA 98075

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.