Eastside Runners

The Seattle Area Running Club for Every Type of Runner

Saturday Morning Run - East Lake Sammamish

Run Leader - Mark Smith

We will be meeting at Fred Meyer's as noted below.  See you there! 


Driving Directions:


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From I-90, take exit- EXIT 17- Turn NORTH onto FRONT ST. N. This turns into E LAKE SAMMAMISH PKWY SE / Turn right into the FRED MEYER parking lot. We will gather next to Starbucks.

From Kirkland/Bellevue/Seattle North side, get on WA-520 E. Merge onto REDMOND WAY / WA-202 E toward FALL CITY / NORTH BEND. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto E LAKE SAMMAMISH PKWY NE. Continue beyond SE 56TH ST. and turn LEFT at Fred Meyer's. Park next to Starbucks.

Parking: Near to Starbucks. We will cross the street together after introductions.

Breakfast afterwards: Corner Bakery Cafe, 720 NW Gilman Blvd. Issaquah, WA, 425-651-2270

Run starts at 8:30am

Suggested Courses: 

Option A: Out and back run for total of 6 miles northbound along the East Lake Sammamish Trail. However you can run out and back any distance.

Option B: 9.75 mile course on paved trails along with dirt trails on the lower section of Tiger Mountain. See course map and description below:

Click here for detailed Green Trails map of Tiger Mountain portion of 9.75 mile course   


ESR Tiger Mt 10mile run Directions: 

  • USATF NAME OF ROUTE “ESR Tiger Loop Thru Issaquah #3

  • Run begins at Fred Meyer parking lot near Starbucks.

  • Cross street unto Sammamish Trail. Begin running S. Towards Issaquah. 

  • Just before I-90 turn L onto the Issaquah Creek Trail. At approx. 2mi cross under Highland Dr. NE. Continue on ICT.  Stay parallel to I-90

  • At 4.2 mi turn R. At High Point Exit. Cross under I-90.  R turn at 79th.  Approx. 4.7mi you will reach the iron gate to Tiger Mt Park.  Just L of the gate get on the trail for .3 mi. 

  • The trail comes out at the upper pky lot at the powerline trail. Turn R  or west.

  • Note: Rest room is available at 5mi.

  • Continue heading W on powerline. Just past iron gate beyond the entrance road 

  • About 20 m.  Turn R onto Swamp Trail and continue 1.2 mi to end of trail. 

  • About 6.2 mi. turn L. heading S. This is the beginning of Adventure Trail.  Cross the powerline gravel trail. Go straight across and keep towards the R.

  • It’s about .75 mi. to the next posts turn R. This is about 7mi into the run. 

  • Follow this trail downhill for approximately .3mi.

  • When you get to the bottom of the trail take the first trail sharp L. Continue L around the Issaquah HS track About 7.5mi you reach 2nd Ave. Cross over 2nd unto the Bike Path

  • After approx. 1 mi on the bike path turn R onto NE Dogwood. Stay on Dogwood, as it loops toward Front Street,  Cross Front  St and turn  R  onto the Sammamish 

  • Trail at the Caboose on Gilman Blvd.  This is approx. 9 mi.

  • The Sammamish Trail takes you back to the start. Distance 9.75 mi.


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