Sammamish Walks

Date and Time
Saturday, July 21, 2012
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Grand Ridge
Join Parks Commissioners Rena Brady and Judy Petersen for a two-mile walk in Grand Ridge Park. We will follow a trail that cuts through the dense forest above I-90, gaining about 350 feet in elevation before we return. Wear stable walking shoes and bring your questions about native plants. This walk is intended as an introduction to the Grand Ridge trail system and will cover approximately two miles, round-trip. To get there: From Sammamish City Hall, head south on 228th SE for 1.3 miles. Turn left at Issaquah-Pine Lake Road, continuing through the roundabout. After 2.3 miles, the road becomes Highlands Drive NE. Just past the park and ride, turn left on High Street. Go 0.2 miles and turn right on 10th Avenue NE and then left onto Park Drive NE. Go 0.6 miles, watching for Grandridge Elementary school, on your right. Just past the school, you will see a sign for Central Park. Turn right. You will pass a playground on your left. Continue into the roundabout and take the second exit, on your right. (Without a roundabout, this would be a left turn.) Continue up the slight hill until you see baseball fields, on your right. There is angled parking in front of the ball fields. Above the fields, an asphalt-paved path will lead you to a stormwater pond. Take the gravel path to the end of the pond and you will find the South Pond trailhead to the Grand Ridge trail system. There is a small trail map posted on a 4×4 post at the trail entrance. --All walks start at 10 AM and last for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. --Walks are led by volunteers - wildlife experts, naturalists, photographers, parks commissioners and others - all of them knowledgeable and eenthusiastic about our regional parks and trails. --Bring your cameras or binoculars but leave your dogs at home as we will be focusing on plants and wildlife. Register for this walk by signing up at the link below.