Trail Run - Grand Ridge Trail

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Trail Run - Grand Ridge Trail

This is a dog friendly tour of the Grand Ridge Trail system from Central Park up to the new Water Tower loop.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

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.) Park on the west side of the loop, as the trail departs from there. 

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

Dogs:

My Vizsla Theo is back off of Injured Reserve and will be joining us.  He is an accomplished run and is very gregarious.  If you don't like dogs you should probably sit this one out.  Also, if you have a dog you are welcome to bring him/her as long as it is dog/human friendly.

Goals:

  1. - Build community and enjoy getting outside
  2. - On the trail for 75-90 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. 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.

Expectations:

Route/Place

Grand Ridge Park (Snoqualmie)


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Sturdy running shoes
  • A headlamp that is capable of keeping up with a running pace.
  • Appropriate layers for the weather.
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