10 Kid-Friendly Spring Hikes in the Seattle Area
Written by Jennifer Johnson
Federation Forest State Park
If you yearn to truly be in the wilderness, this gem of a park along Highway 410 fifteen minutes east of Enumclaw is well worth the trip. Majestic old-growth trees tower above the White River, providing a fabulous place for filling your nature tank.
Favorite Trails: Twelve miles of trails wind through the forest, and most of them are flat enough for even the youngest hikers. Pick the short loop trails closest to the Interpretive Center and read the signs to learn more about the ecology and history of the area. Or walk the three-mile round trip to find the magical hobbit houses hidden deeper in the forest.
Indoor Options: Kids and adults will enjoy the exhibits in the Interpretive Center.
Logistics: This park is open from April to November; check its website for current hours of the Interpretive Center, directions and parking pass info. You will need a Discover Pass ($10 for one day, $30 for one year) to use this park.