Day Hike - Issaquah-Preston Trail


Day Hike - Issaquah-Preston Trail

Come see the fall colors in the tall trees! The route will combine parts of the Grand Ridge trail with the best trees/colors on the Issaquah-Preston trail. When you register, you must send me a photo of your vaccination card (if you haven't already).

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,500 ft
  • Pace: 2 MPH average moving speed

8:30 at the East Sunset Way Trailhead, 661-831 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027, , GXHF+WR Issaquah, Washington

It has been resurfaced, it is safe, no pass required. 

I will send out participant's city and zip with the 'hello hikers' email on Friday to allow people to self-organize carpooling. 


We are on paved surfaces for about 1/2 mile and will parallel I-90 for part of the hike. The section that is along I-90 has the best trees/colors, you'll need to close your ears and open your eyes. 

Here is the route

Chris P wrote this trip report with photos to give you a little feel for the trees/colors


Issaquah-Preston Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
Trip Reports