The Redmond Watershed - TRAIL

The Redmond Watershed - Trail, Redmond, Washington

Easy beginning XC loops, with a lot of horse- and hiking-only trails. Great family ride, since nearly everyone can do it.

User Reviews (8)

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Jeff   Cross Country Rider [Oct 12, 2017]

I had to post in here... Along with all the other reviews, I'm also upset that they disallow mountain bikes, and allows horses.. There are 2 main reasons I'm upset..

No 1... first of all, this is a watershed.. the horses pollute this I have ridden the rails there are poop all over it.. They disallow dogs in this park juts for that same reason! Its a watershed no horses should be allowed in here period..

No 2... I pay taxes in Redmond, more than these horse owners when you add up the 50 or so thousand residents vs the few thousand millionaires or so that own horses that own bikes.. I find it appalling that we are basically subsidizing a horse sanctuary for the wealthy horse riders and not the common citizen of Redmond.. I'm sorry but this is appalling for both these reasons, feel free to chime in here millionaire horse owners and call us mountain bikers bad to the environment, when you ride your gas sucking diesel RAM with your humongous trailer of Co2 producing fart and poop machines...

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dirtdude   Weekend Warrior [Sep 06, 2004]

sounds like a good place to take my beginner girl friend. to bad the directions are vague. i'll check it out. on a side note: its weak, lame, not responcable and inmature to ignore closed signs. it makes us all look bad to yuppy soccer moms, horse owners, the parks department and all the other people with the money and power. dont be a dork and ruin it all for everyone else

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i was hoping to find a good course for a beginner. instead of this being a trail review it has turnd into a complaining fourm

Similar Products Used: finn, paradise, tiger
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FM   [Aug 28, 2002]

Redmond Watershed / Novelty hill used to be some spectacular technical XC mountain-biking. Not a lot there, I think about the most you could do was 15 miles or so, but it was very technical with lots of steep rollers, roots and logs to hop.
The around the time Microsoft Boomed, lots of yuppies moved out to novelty hill. Pretty soon, you couldn't park on the side of the road without some soccer mom in a clean SUV giving you a dirty look... It wasn't long before the parks was shut down completely, segregated, partially paved for ADA access, and re-opened.

In defense of redmond, what I do need to say is this area was getting seriously busy with no parking lot, trails that don't drain or wear well, and lots of users year round.

But, I think it sucks what they did too it, I doubt many people use the park now except yuppie soccer moms who walk their dogs in LL bean gear after a greuling 12 hour day sucking bill gates' cock.

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Stop for a latte, get your car washed, listen to some britney spears, and check your email.

Similar Products Used: Ride tiger mountain before it gets closed too.
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FM or MF   [Aug 28, 2002]

download a map to your wireless pda if you want to see the trails on a granular level. Or ping me at support@microsoft.com

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Don't forget your chambray shirt!

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Jake   [Dec 23, 2002]

The bike trails suck. The Horse Trails are good, but the stuck up Microsoft people will probably crap a brick if they saw you on the wrong trail.

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Any that say Horse/Hiker only.

Similar Products Used: Tiger Mtn., McDonald Park, Finn Hill Park
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r long   [Feb 12, 2003]

I'm writing mostly because I find the other reviews so snide and offensive. This park may have been much nicer in the "old days", but it is what it is now. I come to the park more to run than to ride, and it's true that the trails that are closed to bicycles are wonderful, narrow winding trails that I'd love to ride on, but don't. It's easy enough to spend an hour on a bicycle in the park proper, without getting off the trails that are open to bicycles. There are enough in the way of little hills and curves to make that an interesting ride; at the same time you can bring a beginner along without worrying about them hurting themselves. The park is far from crowded. I usually run for 1 to 2 hours, and rarely see even half a dozen people during that time. I feel incredibly fortunate to have discovered this little gem of a park (by accident, on a ride that started on the Puget Power Trail, which it also connects to).

Customer Service

There is primarily one (open to bicycles) trail through the park proper. It is also possible to connect to the Tolt Pipeline trail. Most of the trail is in good condition, even in the winter. It's not a technical ride. There are a few more challenging sections in some of the connecting routes in and out of the park.

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Stevo   [Apr 06, 2003]

Just wanted to add a correction to FM's review... THEY DON'T ALLOW DOGS IN THERE EITHER. Now let me see, horse trails at the Redmond Watershed, Bridle Trails State Park, Cougar Mountain Regional Park, all of which have large acreage. Boy, I wish I could afford a horse. I wonder what they'll take away next? Too many northwesterners have a "this is mine" attitude, hence the lack of any waterfront trails in the Seattle area (compared to California which offers MILES of public access beachfront, in the hearts of San Diego and Los Angeles no less). I'll get off my soap box now.

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horse trails

Similar Products Used: Ride Tiger or Tolt before it gets taken away too.
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Redmond Rider   [Apr 15, 2003]

This a great beginners ride, and you can access a lot of nice scenic areas off of it. It's a great ride if you're pulling a trailer with little ones. I get a good work outhere, but if I want single track fun, then there are other local rides which are better. As I can ride it out of my house and get a quick hour workout out of it I ride it at least once a week in the nicer times of the year.

I love the comments here about the stuck up microsofties. You obviously weren't in all the city council meetings I was in with all the other Microsoft Mountain Bikers begging them not to take our trails away. We loved hitting Novelty on the weekdays as a quick break from work, and then back at it. They took these trails away in the fall of 1994 they were closed, long before the big boom. I should know I live next door literally, and was pissed I couldn't ride anymore.

If you want to blame anyone blame the old money horse riders who didn't want to share the beautiful trails. But please don't talk when you obviously have no clue what is you talk about, I was at all the council meetings, I stood up and spoke for the mountain bikers, where the hell were you?

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The main trails. Please don't make it worse by going on trails marked not for bikes!

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