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Waterline Trail

Issaquah Alps
47.5227, -122.1657 Map & Directions
Length
0.8 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
153 feet
Highest Point
463 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
Skunk cabbage near China Creek estuary. Photo by Outside Nancy. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

The Waterline Trail is part of the extensive trail network in the city of Newcastle. It connects to the May Valley Trail, passes by Lake Boren Park and ends at Newcastle Way with connections on to various other trails. Continue reading

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Hiking Waterline Trail

The Waterline Trail is part of the extensive trail network in the city of Newcastle. It connects to the May Valley Trail, passes by Lake Boren Park and ends at Newcastle Way with connections to various other trails.

Starting from May Creek Drive the trail heads north, starting on a wide grassy lane, which is a corridor for the water line owned by Seattle Public Utilities. During this first stretch the trail crosses SE 84th Way just before tracing along the western edge of Lake Boren Park. After a little under a mile, the trail arrives at 129th Avenue Southeast.

Continue along 129th Ave, a quiet residential street, for about a third of a mile, then turn left on Southeast 73rd Place for about 100 feet. Pick up the trail on the right. After two tenths of a mile the trail arrives at Newcastle Way, which is the end of the officially named Waterline Trail, but you can continue on the other side of the road on the same trail that is only different in name.

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Waterline Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5227, -122.1657 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

Driving directions

From Renton head north on I-405 for about 3 miles. Take exit 7. At the end of the offramp turn right onto NE 44th Street. Stay on this for about 2.2 miles until arriving at the start of the trail on the left. There is parking for about 3 cars

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Issaquah Alps

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