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4 Alternatives to Popular Family Hikes Around Puget Sound

Skips the crowds with these great alternatives to popular trails

Published on: August 30, 2019

view from rattlesnake ledge
The view from Rattlesnake Ledge | Credit: Daniel Stockman flickr cc

Hikes that are off the beaten track

Ah, the great outdoors — there is just nothing better than a hike for sharing with your kids tall trees, wildlife and lots and lots of other people. Yes, many of the Seattle area’s best family hikes are so popular that the trail can seem like a thoroughfare. Of course, beloved hikes are popular for a reason, and many Seattle-area families would say it’s worth getting up early to score a parking space at the trailhead. Here, we’ve highlighted four popular hikes worth doing, and four lesser-known options to consider if you like your wilderness with a little more elbow room.

Most of these hikes are suitable for even young children and we always recommend carrying The Ten Essentials. It’s a good habit to get into as you extend your adventures.

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