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Highlands Loop - Newcastle

Issaquah Alps
47.5203, -122.1575 Map & Directions
2.1 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
285 feet
Highest Point
583 feet
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A hiking group enjoying a fall day on trail. Photo by Outside Nancy. Full-size image
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The Highlands Trail forms a loop around the Highlands neighborhood in the city of Newcastle. Continue reading

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Hiking Highlands Loop - Newcastle

The Highlands Trail forms a loop around the Highlands neighborhood in the city of Newcastle. It skirts this residential area through a forested band and includes three road crossings as part of its route. This is just one trail in the vast network of trails that run through the green spaces in the city of Newcastle.

Highlands Loop - Newcastle

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5203, -122.1575 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Driving directions

From I-405, take exit 7 and turn left onto NE 44th ST., before continuing straight onto 110th Ave., then Lincoln Ave for a total of 0.5 mile. Turn left onto Monterey Place for 0.2 mile, before continuing straight onto May Creek Park Drive for another 2 miles. Turn right onto Coal Creek Parkway, then turn left onto SE 91st and the trail will be on the left just after a guard house building. There is no dedicated trailhead, so you will have to find street parking. 

Take Transit

Take the bus to the trailhead! Plan your trip using TOTAGO, or consult the schedule for King County Transit routes 114 and 240, which stop at the intersection of Coal Creek Parkway and SE 91st St, a couple hundred feet from the trailhead. 

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Issaquah Alps

City of Newcastle

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