8 Summer Hikes to Help You Cool Off
Written by Jennifer Johnson
Bridle Trails State Park
When you only have a few hours to get out of the house and are looking for a nearby destination, try Bridle Trails State Park in Kirkland. With 28 miles of trails, you’ll have plenty of room to wander. Mature forest shades the paths, which hikers share with equestrians (a thrill for horse-loving kids!). Bird life is abundant; I once participated in a study of hawks here, as they use the park for nesting and hunting. You can find information about the plants and animals, get directions, and print off a map of the park at the Bridle Trails Park Foundation website.
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