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Trailhead Direct is a pilot project sponsored by King County Parks and Metro’s Community Connections program . This project seeks to ease vehicle congestion, reduce safety hazards and expand access to hiking destinations along I-90.

For the 2018 hiking season, and thanks to a service partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation, Trailhead Direct is expanding by providing transit van service from South Seattle and Capitol Hill.

Issaquah Alps

Trailhead Direct – Issaquah Alps, begins at the Mount Baker Transit Center, with service every 30 minutes on weekends and designated holidays. The service stops at Eastgate Freeway Station, Issaquah Transit Center, Margaret’s Way Trailhead, Chirico Trailhead – Poo Poo Point, High School Trail, and East Sunset Way Trailhead

The fare for most riders is $2.75 each direction. 

See below for more fare information.

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7:44 7:57 8:05 8:12 8:27 8:29* 8:35
8:14 8:27 8:35 8:42 8:57 8:59* 9:05
8:44 8:57 9:05 9:12 9:27 9:29* 9:35
9:12 9:26 9:35 9:42 9:57 9:59* 10:05
9:42 9:56 10:05 10:12 10:27 10:29* 10:35 10:44 10:54 11:12
10:11 10:25 10:35 10:42 10:57 10:59* 11:05 11:14 11:24 11:43
10:41 10:55 11:05 11:12 11:27 11:29* 11:35 11:44 11:55 12:14
11:11 11:25 11:35 11:42 11:57 11:59* 12:05 12:15 12:26 12:46
11:41 11:55 12:05 12:12 12:27 12:29* 12:35 12:46 12:57 1:17
12:10 12:25 12:35 12:42 12:57 12:59* 1:05 1:16 1:28 1:48
12:38 12:54 1:05 1:12 1:27 1:29* 1:35 1:46 1:58 2:18
1:07 1:23 1:35 1:42 1:57 1:59* 2:05 2:16 2:28 2:48
1:37 1:53 2:05 2:12 2:27 2:29* 2:35 2:46 2:58 3:19
2:07 2:23 2:35 2:42 2:57 2:59* 3:05 3:16 3:28 3:49
2:37 2:53 3:05 3:12 3:27 3:29* 3:35 3:46 3:58 4:19
    3:35 3:42 3:57 3:59* 4:05 4:15 4:26 4:47
    4:05 4:12 4:27 4:29* 4:35 4:45 4:56 5:17
    4:35 4:42 4:57 4:59* 5:05 5:15 5:26 5:46
    5:05 5:12 5:27 5:29* 5:35 5:44 5:55 6:15
    5:35 5:42 5:57 5:59* 6:05 6:14 6:25 6:45
    6:05 6:12 6:27 6:29* 6:35 6:44 6:54 7:13

*Estimated Time

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Issaquah Alps Brochure

Mount Si

Trailhead Direct – Mount Si offers service from Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill Link light rail station to Mount Si and Mount Teneriffe. There are also stops in downtown Seattle and at the Eastgate and North Bend park-and-rides. 

The fare for most riders is $2.75 each direction. 

See below for more fare information.

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8:37  8:39  8:42  8:57  9:20  9:32  9:36           
9:36  9:38  9:41  9:56  10:19  10:33 10:37          
10:33  10:35  10:38  10:55  11:18 11:32 11:36 11:47 12:10 12:27 12:30 12:39
11:31 11:33 11:37 11:55 12:19 12:33 12:37 12:48 1:11 1:30 1:33 1:42
12:29 12:31 12:36 12:54 1:18 1:32 1:36 1:47 2:10 2:29 2:32 2:41
          2:01 2:05 2:16 2:39 2:58 3:01 3:10
1:26  1:28 1:34 1:53 2:17 2:31 2:35 2:46  3:09  3:28 3:31 3:40
          3:06 3:10  3:21 3:45  4:04 4:07 4:16
          3:36 3:40 3:51 4:15 4:34 4:37 4:46
          4:06 4:10 4:21 4:45 5:04 5:07 5:17
          4:36 4:40 4:51 5:15 5:34 5:37 5:47
          5:06 5:10 5:21 5:45 6:04 6:07 6:17
          5:36 5:39 5:50 6:14 6:33 6:36 6:46
          6:05 6:09 6:20 6:43 7:00 7:03 7:13
          6:35 6:39 6:50 7:13 7:30 7:33 7:43
                       

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Mount Si Brochure

 

Mailbox Peak

Trailhead Direct – Mailbox Peak, begins and ends at Twin Falls Middle School on weekends and designated holidays. Hikers are encouraged to park at Twin Falls Middle School as parking at the Mailbox Peak trailhead is limited and fills up early in the day. 

The fare for most riders is $2.75 each direction.

See below for more fare information.

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8:20 8:30 8:36
8:40 8:50 8:56
9:00 9:10 9:16
9:20 9:30 9:36
9:40 9:50 9:56
10:00 10:10 10:16
10:20 10:30 10:36
10:40 10:50 10:56
11:00 11:10 11:16
11:20 11:30 11:36
11:40 11:50 11:56
12:00 12:10 12:16
12:20 12:30 12:36
12:40 12:50 12:56
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1:20 1:30 1:36
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5:10 5:16
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Mailbox Peak Brochure

Fares

Fares shown are for each direction

(unless both trips are taken within Metro’s two hour transfer window)

Adults (19 and older), all times $2.75
ORCA LIFT Fare*, all times
*income qualified
$1.50
Youth (6-18 yrs), all times $1.50
RRFP cardholders, all times
(registered seniors, Medicare, disabled)
$1.00
Children (thru age 5), all times Four may ride free
with person paying adult fare

Upon boarding, pay your fare with exact change, a Transit Go mobile ticket, or a convenient regional ORCA card. Get your ORCA card online at www.orcacard.com, by phone at 1-888-988-6722 (ORCA) or Washington State Relay: 711 (1-888-889-6368); at ticket vending machines in Sounder and Link rail stations, or at one of the transit agency customer service offices. The ORCA website also provides information about how to use the card, as well as locations at which cards can be reloaded with a new pass or a cash E-purse.

FAQs

1) When does Trailhead Direct operate?

Trailhead Direct is a seasonal service that operates on weekends and designated holidays. For the 2018 season, the designated holidays for operation are Memorial Day (May 28), 4th of July and Labor Day (September 3). The service will run through October, weather depending.

2) How can I plan my trip?

Use Metro’s online Puget Sound Trip Planner desktop, mobile, or Android or iOS apps to plan trips on scheduled service in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. It provides details about transit stops, routes and schedules. Trip Planner itineraries do not include unplanned service disruptions and reroutes caused by weather, emergencies, traffic, events or construction.

3) What should I bring with me to go hiking?

Always bring the ten essentials: navigation, hydration, nutrition, rain gear and insulation, firestarter, first aid kit, tools, illumination, sun protection, and shelter. Check out this great post from our friends over at the Washington Trails Association about essential items for hikers.

4) Can I bring my bike?

Each Trailhead Direct vehicle is equipped with a bike rack that can carry up to two bikes. Please note that mountain biking is only allowed at the East Sunset Way Trailhead.

6) Is Trailhead Direct wheelchair accessible?

While trail destinations may vary in accessibility, Trailhead Direct vehicles are wheelchair accessible.  All are welcome.

7) How many seats are there on each transit van?

Depending on the vehicle, there are between 19 and 27 seats available.

8) Are dogs allowed on Trailhead Direct?

Dogs may ride at the discretion of the operator under Metro’s guidelines. Larger non-service dogs may be subject to an additional fare.