Subhead - Taylor


Taylor Mountain - June 23

5m | half marathon | marathon | 50k

Located between Issaquah and Renton, Taylor Mountain is a trail runner's paradise, with beautiful single-track trails, lush forest, streams, and views of Mt. Rainier.

Subhead - Tiger


Tiger Mountain - August 11

half marathon | marathon | 50k

Three challenging races in the West Tiger Mountain NRCA.


Subhead - Tehaleh


Tehaleh - September 22

1k kids | 5k | 10k | half marathon

The final race in this year's Evergreen Trail Runs Series will take place at our traditional location at Tehaleh.


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Squak Moutain 12k, Half-Marathon and 50km

April 23rd, 2011Grand Ridge Midsummer's Night Trail Run, Issaquah, WA

Fantastic race everyone! The results are posted here, congratulations to Rick Heckenliable and Miles Ohlrich for being the first to race to the top of Squak! For pictures of the race, check out shots from Glenn Tachiyamaand Jerry Gamez.


Join us for a run at Squak Mountain, located next to Issaquah and a short drive from Seattle in Washington. Squak features cushy, well maintained trails, and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains!  


This forested park in the Pacific Northwest features miles of trails in wilderness solitude. This forested park, a wilderness with glimpses of Issaquah below, has miles of winding trails alongside bubbling creeks and narrow ravines. There are several trail loop options on this 2,024-foot-high mountain.


We offer 12k, Half-Marathon (13.1 Mile) and 50k course options. To celebrate Squak's steep ascent to the top (1,800 ft), we're creating a special prize "Race to the Top". The first person to reach the summit in each category will win a pair of Teko socks!


There will be plenty of aid stations and the courses are well marked. The courses start and finish at the main Squak Mountain Trailhead (see directions tab). 


Looking forward to seeing you out there!


This run is sold out, sorry.


If you're interested in the Evergreen Trail Runs 2011 Season Shirt, you can purchase it during the online registration process or bring cash or check to purchase on race day.



The park is located just south of Issaquah, Washington. The address for the main entrance of the park is 21492 SE May Valley Rd., Issaquah, Washington.


From I-90, take exit 17. Head south on Front Street, which turns into Issaquah-Hobart Road. Drive 4.5 miles, then turn right on S.E. May Valley Road. Drive 1.5 miles, and turn right into the park.


Day of run registration and check in: 7:00 am - 8.15 am
Pre-run briefing and raffle: 8.15 am - 8.25 am
Start: 8.30 am
Course closure 5.30 pm

An early start at 7:30 am is offered for 50k runners that require extra time to finish, no reservation necessary, just show up and check in at 7am.

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The half marathon starts off with the blue lollipop loop to the first aid station at the top of Squak mountain. Then it follows the green loop counter clock wise back to the aid station, and finishes up with the purple route back to the start finish. The 50km runners will then repeat the 13.1 mile course, but will do the green loop twice the second time around. Elevation wise, the 12k course has 2,400 feet of gain, the half-marathon course has 3,650 feet of gain, and the 50km course has 8,300 feet of gain.


12k: Blue, Purple

13.1Mile: Blue, Green, Purple

50km Course: Blue, Green, Purple, Blue, Green twice, Purple.

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Read about how we keep the races green here.


We are dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors, and we encourage you to "leave no trace behind" by taking all trash with you. The park rangers always appreciates it when racers follow the marked course and keep the trails clean, and they are much more likely to grant permission for us to put on races at the same location if the trails are kept in good condition.


The trails will be open to other users during the event, hikers and on the first small lollipop loop equestrians as well. Please be courteous, you will unlikely encounter more than a few. Where the trails are narrow, please let other participants pass you if they want to get by. It is a passing runner's job to tell the person in front that they wish to pass.


For refunds/cancellations please see our policy.


2011 results are posted here.

2010 results are posted here.


Pictures from runs previously held here can be found on the photos page.


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