Sammamish has one main road that runs north and south: 228th Ave S.E (which turns into Sahalee Way N.E. at the north end of the city and turns into S.E. 43rd Way at the south end of the city).
Sahalee Way N.E. and S.E. 43rd Way are the preferred routes to getting in or out of Sammamish under winter storm conditions. The other routes are not advised unless scraped and sanded/salted due to their steep gradients.
228th Ave S.E divides the city east and west. On or just off this road you will find four shopping plazas, almost all of the churches, four schools (of the many in town), city hall, a park and ride, a fire station, four gas stations, etc.
Places To Stay
There are no hotels or motels within the city limits. The closest hotels are in the city of Redmond to the northwest and Issaquah to the south. There is a bed and breakfast in Sammamish. Also, there are a number of appartment complexes which might offer short term stays, and Aboda rents corporate rental housing (furnished with maid service). You can also check Trip Advisor for vacation rentals in the city.
Things To Do And See In Sammamish
Sammamish has many fine city parks, a regional park, several large lakes, bogs, wetlands and preserves (Evans Creek Preserve, Hazelwolf Wetlands, etc.), many trails (see also Emerald Necklace), a community garden, and of course the city is on the shores of Lake Sammamish. As of 2013, Sammamish has voted for, approved and is in the design stages of the creation of a vibrant Community Center.
The city website hosts a page that lists special events in Sammamish.
The Sammamish Library many events featuring stories, authors, and classes.
In summer months, Sammamish has a Farmer’s Market that is well attended.
Familydyasout.com lists many attractions for families in the area surrounding Sammamish
Trails In Sammamish
In addition to public right-of-way inside city parks, the following trails of significant length can be found in Sammamish:
For a great time walking in Sammamish, head over to Sammamish Walks.
Trails Near Sammamish
Sammamish is wonderfully positioned to take advantage of dozens of trails within a short drive of the city. To find a hike, see the Washington Trails Association. Below is just a partial list of close-in favorites:
- Grand Ridge Park
- Duthie Hill Park (Take care: this is a mountain bike park)
- Tiger Mountain (part of the Issaquah Alps)
- Squak Mountain (part of the Issaquah Alps)
- Cougar Mountain (part of the Issaquah Alps) – Map
- Marymoor Park (path within the park and Sammamish River Trail to Burke-Gilman Trail)
- Tolt-McDonald Park
- Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail
- Snoqualmie Falls
- Mount Si
- Rattlesnake Ridge
- Many many more…
Horseback Riding, Training and Camps
Sammamish has many equestrian centers:
RockMeadow Equestrian Center offers boarding, training, and clinics.
Thumbs Up Farm offers Hunter Jumper riding and training at the RockMeadow Equestrian Center.
Red Gate Farm offers horse riding lessons and summer camps.
There are several shopping plazas in Sammamish. See our Shopping page for more information.