Skip to main content
King County logo

Location: SE 43rd Way to SE 33rd St.- approximately 1.2 miles

Redevelopment includes improvements to the former railroad bank between SE 43rd Way (Issaquah/Sammamish city limits) and SE 33rd Street. The project includes removal of the existing gravel trail and construction of approximately 1.2 miles of 12-foot-wide paved trail with gravel shoulders, concrete driveway crossings, and improved sight lines.

Other items of work include erosion control, grading, structural earth walls, fencing, stormwater conveyance system, signage, traffic control, trail amenity items, landscaping, wetland mitigation and construction of a plaza. Funding for this segment is provided by the voter-approved 2008-2013 Open Space and Trails Levy and voter-approved 2014-2019 Parks, Trails, and Open Space Replacement Levy and grant funding provided by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant and the state Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.

Project Update: Construction on this segment is currently complete, and the trail is open for use. Trail construction began January 2017 and was completed on January 17, 2018.



Project Documents:


Technical Reports:

Construction Updates:

Public Outreach:

Neighborhood Meeting Summaries:

ELST Project Online FAQ (Fall 2017)

ELST Project Brochure/FAQ (Spring 2014)

Newsletters:

Public Outreach Summaries:

 Have questions about the construction process?

Read our Project Frequently Asked Questions. Have questions about property rights or special use permits (SUPs)? Read King County's general statement regarding property rights or visit our SUP page.

 New to the trail?

Visit the main trail page to read more about the trail's history, why the trail is being constructed, the amenities and connections it will bring to the surrounding neighborhoods and importance for the region. You can also watch a video describing the projects scope and timeline.

 Be a part of the trails community!

The East Lake Sammamish Trail, much like all of our Regional Trails System trails, is a work in progress requiring constant management and upkeep. We always welcome constructive suggestion about trail maintenance, or safety from our users. Be sure to let us know if you see something on the trail that you think we can improve.

Sign up for ELST trail updates to get the news delivered to you!

1711_7033w_trailmap_ELST_sammA



Questions? Comments?
Hotline: 1-888-668-4886
Email: ELST@kingcounty.gov
www.parksfeedback.com