The Grand Ridge Trail
connects the Issaquah-Preston Trail
from the south to Duthie Hill Park to the north. The trail can be ridden in either direction. And it's common to follow the Grand Ridge Route
if starting in Issaquah.
The bottom of the trail climbs sharply away from the Issaquah-Preston Trail
to gain the ridge and then enjoy the rolling terrain up to a road crossing. Cross the road and continue onto the singletrack up a bit further before beginning the descent on the other side. Stay right at a fork after a long, straight, fast section, weaving your way down and crossing a slippery bridge.
Do a little bit of climbing and continue across more flat sections before hitting more downhill, bringing you to the Mike O Puncheon Bridge and a short climb to the road separating the Grand Ridge Trail from the Duthie Access Road