Trailhead Direct returns on April 20

The Issaquah Alps Trails Club is proud to support the second season of King County’s Trailhead Direct bus service which starts on Saturday April 20. The second season will offer more pick-up sites, including the Tukwila International Boulevard Station, with service to more trailheads, including Little Si near North Bend and the Sky Country Trailhead in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. Hikers will again be able to take Trailhead Direct to some of King County’s most popular trails, including Mount Si and Mailbox Peak.

The service addresses the problem of overcrowded trailhead parking lots and makes the region’s mountain forests including our beloved Issaquah Alps accessible to more people who either prefer to take transit or do not have access to cars.

The new Tukwila route addresses community feedback from south King County residents and makes backcountry trails more accessible to residents who live in some of the nation’s most racially diverse communities.

Look for the IATC to offer guided hikes targeting Trailhead Direct riders and checkout to learn more about the routes and find timetables.

John Sherwin