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Posted on: January 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] - Trailhead Direct: Hikers Embrace Program with 10,000 Round Trips in 1st Season -

The Trailhead Direct program, which offered weekend and holiday service to some of the most popular hiking destinations in the region, including Mount Si, the Issaquah Alps and Mailbox Peak, recently completed its first full season.

Hikers boarded Trailhead Direct for more than 10,000 round trips of transit-to-trails service, increasing the number of people who explored King County’s mountain forests without having to drive or park.

Trailhead Direct makes hiking trails accessible to more people who do not have a car or prefer to take transit to reduce carbon emissions. It also reduces dangerous overcrowding at some of the most popular trailheads.

Passengers boarded the three routes a total of 20,373 times during the season. 

Trailhead Direct Boardings 

  • Route 634 to Issaquah Alps: 8,526 
  • Route 636 to Mount Si: 8,197 
  • Route 637 to Mailbox Peak: 3,650 
  • Total: 20,373