Redmond Watershed and Puget Powerline Trails

Redmond, Washington

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The Redmond Watershed Trail in itself is a great run with gently rolling hills, well-maintained trail, directions at each intersection, and wildlife. I have seen beaver, deer, and countless birds in this forest oasis in the middle of bustling Redmond. For a longer run with real hills, I have added the Puget Power Trail. From the entrance to the Puget Power Trail (A) at approximately the 2.3-mile point on the Sammamish River Trail, run up the switchbacks, and following the powerline, cross Avondale Road. There is one place where the trail jogs to the left along a road (B), but it is marked. The Puget Power Trail currently ends at the north end of Farrel McWhirter Park (C), though there is talk of continuing the trail to the Redmond Watershed. There are bathrooms and water in the park.
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50 Trail Runs in Washington

by Cheri Pompeo Gillis (The Mountaineers Books)

The Redmond Watershed Trail in itself is a great run with gently rolling hills, well-maintained trail, directions at each intersection, and wildlife. I have seen beaver, deer, and countless birds in this forest oasis in the middle of bustling Redmond. For a longer run with real hills, I have added the Puget Power Trail.

From the entrance to the Puget Power Trail (A) at approximately the 2.3-mile point on the Sammamish River Trail, run up the switchbacks, and following the powerline, cross Avondale Road. There is one place where the trail jogs to the left along a road (B), but it is marked. The Puget Power Trail currently ends at the north end of Farrel McWhirter Park (C), though there is talk of continuing the trail to the Redmond Watershed. There are bathrooms and water in the park.

©  Cheri Pompeo Gillis/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Trail Running
Nearby City: Redmond
Distance: 15
Elevation Gain: 1,060 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: City of Redmond Parks and Recreation Department
Driving Directions: Directions to Redmond Watershed and Puget Powerline Trails

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