East Lake Sammamish Trail

King County owns and maintains the East Lake Sammamish Trail. The 11 mile trail runs through Sammamish, Redmond and Issaquah along the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish. Information for this trail can be found on King County's website. If you have questions or concerns about the trail or trail construction, inquiries can be sent to ELST@kingcounty.gov or the ELST Project Hotline 1-888-668-4886.

Sammamish Access Points

King County designated access point:

  • 187th Avenue NE
  • NE Inglewood Hill Rd
  • NE 7th Court
  • SE Eighth Street
  • SE 33rd Street (near the 7-11 store)
  • 212th Way SE

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.


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 vehicle.