Pilot aims to reduce vehicle congestion at hiking trailheads

King County has just launched Trailhead Direct, a pilot project sponsored by King County Parks and Metro’s Community Connections program, to help people get to hiking destinations in the Issaquah Alps and along I-90 without needing a car.

Hikers can park their cars or catch the bus to two locations – Issaquah Transit Center Bay 5 and Issaquah Highlands Park and Ride Bay 1 – and get dropped off at one of three trailheads: Margaret’s Way Trailhead, Poo Poo Point Trailhead, East Sunset Way Trailhead, connecting hikers to more than 150 miles of hiking trails.

Trailhead Direct offers shuttles every 30 minutes on weekends and designated holidays from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. until the hiking season ends in October, resuming in spring 2018.

The program aims to ease vehicle congestion, reduce safety hazards and expand access to hiking destinations. Click here to learn more.