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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Trailhead Direct Returns in 2021

Trailhead Direct- King County Parks Photo

King County Parks and King County Metro are happy to announce that the Trailhead Direct service will be returning for 2021!

The service will be composed of 2 routes this year — Issaquah Alps and Mt. Si. The season will launch on Saturday, June 5 and run through Sunday, September 26. The Issaquah Alps route will start at the Mount Baker Transit Center with service every 30 minutes to Squak Mountain State Park and Tiger Mountain. The Mount Si route will start at the Sound Transit Capitol Hill Link light rail station with service every 20 minutes to Mount Si, Mount Teneriffe, and Little Si.

King County Parks encourages you to #RecreateResponsibly by taking these things into account when planning your Trailhead Direct adventure this summer:

  • Know before you go. 
    • Check the status of the place you want to visit to make sure it’s open. Have a back-up plan in case of crowding.
  • Plan ahead. 
    • Prepare for facilities to be closed, pack lunch, and bring essentials like hand sanitizer and a mask. Give yourself extra time to catch your return trip and in case of changes to the plan.
  • Practice physical distancing. 
    • Be prepared to mask up to give others space. Keep your group size small. If you’re feeling sick, stay home.
  • Play it safe. 
    • Slow down and choose lower-risk activities to reduce risk of injury. Stay within your limits to prevent burdening search and rescue teams and health care providers.
  • Explore responsibly. 
    • Be mindful of where you’re choosing to take a trip and your impact on the communities you visit. Always keep pets on leash.
  • Leave no trace. 
    • Stay on the trail. Respect the land and water, as well as Native and local communities. Pack out everything you bring with you, including trash and pet waste.
  • Build an inclusive outdoors. 
    • Be an active part of making the outdoors safe and welcoming for people of all races, backgrounds, and abilities.

Learn more here.

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