Local shuttle service takes you to straight to the trailhead

Taryn's Wreckreation Guide

April 9, 2018

For many of us, carpooling is something we do on a regular basis. We share a ride to work, we pick up friends to head to a show, we even have Uber Pool! Now, you can carpool to your favorite hiking spots, too.

 

With winter in the rearview mirror and warmer temperatures tempting us to get outside and explore again, the parking lots of trailheads are already filling up. Even if you venture out at sunrise to try and beat the rush, it seems there is still an early morning crowd! Thanks to Trailhead Direct, you now have an option to shuttle to your favorite hiking trails! This service brings hikers from Seattle, Bellevue and Issaquah to a number of different trailheads along I-90 over the weekends, plus Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day.

 

Not only does this save you money (no gas, no Discover Pass, no parking fees), you're also cutting down on vehicle emissions! How green is that?! And for only $2.50 each way, you can't beat the price.

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Have you ever been to an overflowing trailhead parking lot, where you are forced to park along a busy road instead? That's no longer an issue when you shuttle to your destination! 

View from Margaret’s Way Trailhead. Get here using Trailhead Direct beginning April 21 --➡️⛰

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Furthermore, you don't have to worry about your car being potentially broken into while you are halfway up a mountain. Car prowlers know that a vehicle parked at a trailhead may be sitting there for several hours, so break ins are quite common at popular hiking spots. 

 

 

The Issaquah Alps route starts service April 21; the bus to Mount Si begins on May 19, and Mailbox Peak will start service sometime in the early summer. 

 

We'll see you at the trailhead, Rockaholics! 

 

Happy Adventuring, 

 

Taryn Daly

#TarynItUp