Before you know it, summer will be in full swing and that means it’s prime time to get out of the city and enjoy the amazing hikes Washington has to offer. And as of Memorial Day weekend, Trailhead Direct returns to take you to hikes on weekends and holidays!

According to Trailhead Direct, it is a service provided by King County Metro, in partnership with King County Parks and SDOT and sponsored by Amazon.

“This project seeks to ease vehicle congestion, reduce safety hazards and expand access to hiking destinations along I-90. The Trailhead Direct service runs on designated weekends and holidays,” it states.

Kicking off on May 25th, the seasonal service will operate to September 15th, and will include Memorial Day (May 27th), Independence Day (July 4th), and Labor Day (September 2nd).

The best part, the adult fare is $2.75.

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This year’s service takes you to Mount Si, Mount Teneriffe, Little Si, with the starting point being at the bus stop at Broadway and East Denny Way across from Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill Link light rail Station.

The end point is the bus stop at East John Street and Broadway East, adjacent to Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill Link light rail station. “Additional stops on Fourth Avenue in downtown Seattle near the University Street Link light rail station and the North Bend Park-and-Ride. Please note that the Eastgate Park and Ride stop in Bellevue will be closed for the 2024 Trailhead Direct season,” states the website.

This year can also take you to Margaret’s Way, Chirico Trail-Poo Poo Point, Squak Mountain, the High School Trail, and East Sunset Way.

For those, both the start and end point are at Mount Baker Transit Center Bay 2 across the street from Sound Transit’s Mount Baker Link light rail station on Rainier Avenue South.

“Additional stop at Issaquah Transit Center. Please note that the Eastgate Park and Ride stop in Bellevue will be closed for the 2024 Trailhead Direct season,” adds Trailhead Direct.

Those 18 and under can ride for free!

Trailhead Direct 2024

When: Weekends and select holidays until September 15th
Where: Seattle to North Bend
Cost: Free-$2.75