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The Redmond Central Connector will one day stretch 4 miles along a former rail line, the Redmond Spur of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. It's also part of the Eastrail network, which will span 42 miles through King County, connecting Renton, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and Woodinville.
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 first section of the Redmond Central Connector opened in downtown Redmond and connects the Bear Creek Trail to the Sammamish River Trail. For this 1-mile stretch, the trail parallels the East Link light rail. Along the paved pathway, you’ll find public art and the Redmond Town Center, which offers shops, restaurants, and entertainment. The east end of the trail offers access to Bear Creek Park, a lush oasis in the heart of the city.
The second phase of the trail, spanning 1.3 miles, continues the trail from the Sammamish River to the Willows business district. It was completed in 2017 and includes a trestle bridge over the river.
A third phase of the trail—the final 1.6 miles—will connect Redmond to Kirkland and Woodinville; the project is awaiting funding.
Parking can be found in Redmond Town Center (7525 166th Ave. NE) and Bear Creek Park.
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