Cross Kirkland Corridor (Eastrail)


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Cross Kirkland Corridor (Eastrail) Facts

States: Washington
Counties: King
Length: 5.75 miles
Trail end points: 139th Ave. NE (Kirkland) and NE 38th St. (Bellevue)
Trail surfaces: Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 8036987

Cross Kirkland Corridor (Eastrail) Description

The Eastrail (or formerly, Eastside Rail Corridor Trail), built on a former BNSF freight railroad, will one day traverse 42 miles through King County, connecting Renton, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and Woodinville. It will also serve as a "spine" in the area's trail systems, by connecting 175+ miles of trails. When fully complete, the trail will connect to numerous others, including the Cedar River Trail, located near the trail’s southern end.

The Cross Kirkland Corridor, one section of the Eastrail, traverses the city for nearly six miles, connecting eight neighborhoods, four major business districts, more than a dozen parks, and several public schools. The trail has the level grade of a typical rail-trail, is well-marked, and has many well-shaded sections.

Google, a major employer in the area, has a campus in the Houghton neighborhood. As the trail traverses the campus, it provides access to Feriton Spur (747 6th Ave. S.), a park which offers a playground, zip line, exercise equipment, basketball and volleyball courts, and a historical caboose.

In the North, the Cross Kirkland Corridor connects with Jane Hague Way and Willows Connector. Other sections of the Eastrail include Eastrail South and Redmond Central Connector. See Eastrail South for a full description of all trail sections.


Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at the southern end of the Cross Kirkland Corridor at the South Kirkland Park and Ride (10610 NE 38th Pl), Terrace Park (10333 NE 67th St), and Crestwood Park (1818 6th St). 

See TrailLink Map for more detailed directions.

Cross Kirkland Corridor (Eastrail) Reviews


This is a wonderful trail. The southern end is a little vague for access. Around Totem Lake, the trail is under construction (2020-2022 or ?) and a bypass is necessary. The northern end of the trail also does not connect well into other trails, ending a couple of miles from the Sammamish River Trail, but the busy & fast NE 124th connects the two with a good bike lane.

The path surface is packed and hard . My friend finished this trail on a trek FX 2015 bike with no issues

The path surface is packed and hard . My friend finished this trail on a trek FX 2015 bike with no issues

nice and easy trail

Easy bike trail - the part between google building and Bellevue has beautiful views

If you live in, or at least commute through Kirkland, this trail is your new best friend.

This trail is super convenient. It’s gravel, but pretty compact, so even with a road bike you should be fine. Just make sure to give yourself an extra few yards of stopping distance. It has a lot of road crossings, but each one has a button that immediately flashes a bunch of annoying yellow lights at the crossing traffic, which is legally required to stop immediately, so no more waiting for long periods of time at stop lights. The greatest part about it is that it used to be a train track, so the entire trail is super level. No matter which way you go, it almost always feels as if you’re riding downhill. Overall I think this trail is great for committing, and fun for leisurely Sunday cruises. Give it a try!


Better for walking

This trail is gravel, so only slower or family biking is better. Many streets to cross, some very busy, some with Z design making tandem crossing tricky. Construction detour areas are not well marked. Walkers don't always pick up after their dogs so watch out. Also, some areas are Environmentally Sensitive, but beautiful, whereas others are the backs of factories & warehouses. On the plus side, it's so new that it is still in very good condition, smooth and relatively clean.

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