King County’s recreational trail through Sammamish opened officially on March 21,
2006. The seven-mile path connects to previously completed segments in Redmond and
Issaquah to form a continuous 11-mile, gravel trail along the eastern shore of Lake
Access Points inside Sammamish
King County has designated five access points along the East Lake Sammamish Parkway.
Starting in the north and moving south, they are:
- 187th Avenue NE
- NE Inglewood Hill Rd
- NE 7th Court
- SE Eighth Street
- SE 33rd Street (Near the 7-11 store)
- 212th Way SE
There are numerous gravel pullout areas and wide spots on the west side of the Parkway
that may be used for trail parking. As is the case throughout the city, parking
is allowed on the side of public streets.
NOTE: If you choose to park along the East Lake Sammamish Parkway, please leave
enough room so bicyclists don’t have to pull into the car lane to get past your
- The trail is open from dawn to dusk.
- Stay on the trail; respect private property.
- Keep pets on a leash.
- Obey the “scoop” law and pick up after your pet.
- No motorized vehicles allowed.
- Obey the 15 mph speed limit.
- No horses allowed on trail.
- Yield to traffic where signage indicates.
- Pass on the left; use bell or voice.
- Respect others; share the trail.
King County owns and operates the East Lake Sammamish Trail. Please send your inquiries to the ELST project email address: ELST@kingcounty.gov or you may call the ELST Project Hotline at:
You may also reach the City of Sammamish regarding trail issues by contacting
Other access points
As listed above, the county has designated five official access points inside Sammamish.
Legally, though, trail users are entitled to use any access path that leads from
the Parkway to the trail without crossing private property. There are dozens of
such access points along the trail in Sammamish.
Trail users are NOT allowed to use driveways or paths that cross private property
on the way to the trail. The city has placed “No Trail Access/Private Property”
signs in locations where access is not allowed.