Grand Ridge Park (Snoqualmie)

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Frontcountry Trail Run - Grand Ridge Trail

It's officially running in the dark season! The Grand Ridge Trail system is a great place to get your running in the dark groove on.

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 750 ft
  • Pace: 10 < x < 13 min. miles

Park near the soccer fields in the area in the Issaquah Highlands called Central Park. (Check the map for the coordinates - it's the white loop just north of where the coordinates are places.) P ark on the west side of the loop, as the trail departs from there. Additional good news: the parking here is free and no passes are required.

Departure Objective: shoes on, talk accomplished, and running by 5:15.

Goals:

  1. - Build community and enjoy getting outside
  2. - On the trail for 60 minutes.
  3. - Have fun!

PACE:

I expect we'll come in with an overall pace (not just moving time) of around 11 minute miles.   We may have to slow down some as the entire run will be in the dark.

TERRAIN:

The Grand Ridge Trail is virtually all well-groomed  single track in a tranquil and heavily wooded area. Expect low elevation gain (compared to the other hills in the Issaquah Alps). The trail can get a little muddy in places and there's a slight chance (especially slight after nightfall) that we could run into a mountain biker (as this trail leads to Duthie!).

Expectations:

Route/Place

Grand Ridge Park (Snoqualmie)


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • A headlamp that is capable of keeping up with a running pace.
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