Lake Sammamish Issaquah Creek Loop Trail

Category Overview

State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.

Project Highlights

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will use this grant to develop a 1.25-mile accessible loop trail near Issaquah Creek in Lake Sammamish State Park. The project will include a new bridge over Issaquah Creek and shorter bridges over two of the park’s drainage ditches. The trail will be crushed rock, except where it crosses through wetlands, where it will be boardwalk. This project is being done in conjunction with a stream restoration project led by the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, and it will also include decommissioning some trail sections that are too close to the creek, including one that washed out. The primary recreational opportunity provided by this project is walking.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: $2,617,968.00 Applicant Match: $110,000.00 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 41 Status: Active RCO Project # 20-1556

Location Details

Enter the park through the main entrance off NW Sammamish Rd. Drive straight to near the end of the Sunset Beach parking lot. The trail will start on the north end of that lot.

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.