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Parking lot, trail access for Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park open

By Staff
The Issaquah Press
Work has been completed on the new 74-space parking lot at the corner of Southeast Duthie Hill Road and Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road that will serve as the main access point for the mountain bike park.

 

The popular Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park now has more parking and better access, according to a King County Parks partnership project news release.

Work has been completed on the new 74-space parking lot at the corner of Southeast Duthie Hill Road and Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road that will serve as the main access point for the mountain bike park. The lot opened Jan. 17, and will be open daily from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted.

The lot includes spaces for two truck-and-trailer combinations, a drop-off zone and restrooms. A new, quarter-mile connector trail has also been built that links the new lot to park’s southern entrance on Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road. The trail provides park users with a safe, dedicated path.

The project was completed for about $900,000, with funding from the 2014-19 King County Parks, Trails and Open Space Replacement Levy, as well as a grant for $317,000 from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.

Duthie Hill Park, 27101 S.E. Duthie Hill Road, is recognized as one of the best mountain bike parks in the state. It opened in 2010.

Riders can choose from 6 miles of cross country bike trails, 2 miles of free-ride trails with jumps and built features, a central clearing with a shelter, kids’ biking area, opportunities for skill building and more. Trail users range from children and first-time riders to expert mountain bikers.

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