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Doorstep to Trailhead: How We Did It

Posted by Margaret Ullman at Aug 08, 2017 01:51 PM |
We tested out the new Trailhead Direct shuttle this weekend, exploring the many trails of Tiger Mountain without needing a car.
Doorstep to Trailhead: How We Did It

Hiking by Bus

By Ben Hughey, Greenway Trust Policy & GIS Coordinator

Thanks to King County Parks and King County Metro’s new shuttle, Trailhead Direct, three friends and I caught a ride all the way to the Poo Poo Point Trailhead on Saturday.

Trailhead Direct is a brand new transit service that seeks to ease vehicle congestion, reduce safety hazards, and expand access to several popular hiking destinations in the Issaquah Alps and along I-90.

The service operates on weekends and holidays through mid-October 2017, with shuttles leaving the Issaquah Transit Center every 30 minutes between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Hikers can get a ride to and from three trailheads: Margaret’s Way Trailhead at the Cougar-Squak Corridor Park, the Poo Poo Point Trailhead on West Tiger Mountain, then the East Sunset Way Trailhead in Issaquah.

On its first day of service, I headed out to test the new route.

 

 

Learn more about Trailhead Direct.

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