New parking lot, trail access to open for popular Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park

The popular Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park now has more parking and better access.

The popular Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park now has more parking and better access. Work has been completed on the new 74-space parking lot at the corner of Southeast Duthie Hill Road and Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road that will serve as the main access point for the mountain bike park. The lot opens for public use on Saturday, Jan. 17, and will be open daily from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted.

The lot includes spaces for two truck and trailer combinations, a drop-off zone, and restrooms. A new, quarter-mile-long connector trail also has been built that links the new lot to park’s southern entrance on Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road. The trail provides park users with a safe, dedicated path.

The project was completed for about $900,000, with funding from the 2014-19 King County Parks, Trails and Open Space Replacement Levy, as well as a grant for $317,000 from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.

King County’s Duthie Hill Park is located at 27101 S.E. Duthie Hill Road, on the Sammamish Plateau.

The mountain bike skills park was developed in partnership with the nonprofit Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance as part of King County Parks’ Community Partnerships and Grants Program.

Recognized as one of the best mountain bike parks in the state, Duthie was opened in 2010 amid tall trees lush firs. Riders can choose from six miles of cross country bike trails, two miles of free-ride trails with jumps and built features, a central clearing with a shelter, kids’ biking area, opportunities for skill building, and more. Trail users range from children and first-time riders to expert mountain bikers.