Redmond to Issaquah and Preston

Redmond, Washington

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Redmond’s Marymoor Park is a location from which you can go nearly any direction on a bike: north to Woodinville, west into Bellevue, or east to the Snoqualmie Valley over winding Union Hill or Novelty Hill roads. That leaves only one compass point left, and that’s the direction for this tour: head south toward Issaquah around Lake Sammamish. This route south will be much enhanced for road cyclists in coming years as the East Lake Sammamish Trail is paved. Until then, loop the lake by heading south along its west side, then returning up its east side. Both roads have good bike lanes, although the west side is bike-able only southbound, and there is a brief section with no shoulder. If that is a concern, go up and back on the east side of the lake on the wide, well-paved road surface.
Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans

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Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans

by Bill Thorness (The Mountaineers Books)

Redmond’s Marymoor Park is a location from which you can go nearly any direction on a bike: north to Woodinville, west into Bellevue, or east to the Snoqualmie Valley over winding Union Hill or Novelty Hill roads. That leaves only one compass point left, and that’s the direction for this tour: head south toward Issaquah around Lake Sammamish.

This route south will be much enhanced for road cyclists in coming years as the East Lake Sammamish Trail is paved. Until then, loop the lake by heading south along its west side, then returning up its east side. Both roads have good bike lanes, although the west side is bike-able only southbound, and there is a brief section with no shoulder. If that is a concern, go up and back on the east side of the lake on the wide, well-paved road surface.

© 2014 Bill Thorness/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Redmond
Distance: 49.4
Elevation Gain: 2,061 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Riding Time: 6 hours
Driving Directions: Directions to Redmond to Issaquah and Preston

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