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Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.6861, -122.1935 Map & Directions
Length
11.5 miles, roundtrip
A section of the Cross Kirkland Trail. Photo by wafflesnfalafel. Full-size image

This trail uses the old North Pacific Railroad grade as a quiet place for Kirkland residents to stretch their legs, and is a part of the partially-completed 42-mile Eastrail. Continue reading

  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
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Hiking Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail

This trail uses the old North Pacific Railroad grade as a quiet place for Kirkland residents to stretch their legs. It is part of what will eventually become a 42-mile route connecting Renton and Snohomish County, dubbed Eastrail. The wide corridor trail is flat across its length, packed gravel making for easy walking or wheel-use (like a stroller or wheelchair).

The section through Totem Lake is urban - through light industrial, under the 405 freeway, behind car dealerships, past the Totem Lake swamp and surrounding area. But south of Totem Lake the trail sneaks back into the woods all the way until nearly downtown Kirkland proper. If you continue south under 85th you can walk right past the fancy new Google offices.

Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.6861, -122.1935 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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

There are multiple access points to the trail.

One parking lot  right next to the trail with easy and flat access to it  can be found just south of the intersection of 110th Avenue NE and NE 96th Street. From downtown Kirkland, head east on NE 85th Street and turn left onto 6th Street. In 0.4 miles, turn right onto 12th Avenue, which soon becomes 110th Avenue NE. In a quarter-mile, the parking lot will be on your left. There is plenty of space here for about a dozen cars, but no amenities.

Another option is to take public transit. Take King County Metro line 250 to NE 85th Street and Kirkland Way. To safely access the trail, take the path that heads west and down to an underpass on the south side of NE 85th Street (cross at the intersection of NE 85th Street and Kirkland Way if you get off the bus on the north side of the street). 

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Kirkland, Sound Transit

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Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail

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