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East Lake Sammamish Trail

King County owns and maintains the East Lake Sammamish Trail. The 11- mile trail runs through Sammamish, Redmond, and Issaquah along the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish. Information for this trail can be found on King County's website.

If you have questions or concerns about the trail or trail construction, please let us know. Inquiries can be sent to or you may call the ELST Project Hotline at 1-888-668-4886.

Sammamish Access Points

King County designated access points:

  • 187th Avenue NE
  • NE Inglewood Hill Rd
  • NE 7th Court
  • SE Eighth Street
  • SE 33rd Street (near the 7-11 store)
  • 212th Way SE

As listed above, the County has designated official access points inside Sammamish. Legally, trail users can access any path that leads from the Parkway to the trail without crossing private property. There are dozens of such access points along the trail in Sammamish.

Trail users are NOT allowed to use driveways or paths that cross private property on the way to the trail. The city has placed “No Trail Access/Private Property” signs in locations where access is not allowed.


There are numerous gravel pullout areas and wide spots on the west side of the Parkway. These may be used for trail parking. As is the case throughout the city, parking is allowed on the side of public streets.

NOTE: If you park along East Lake Sammamish Parkway, please leave enough room for bicyclists. They should not have to go into the car lane to get past your vehicle.