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10 Best Bike Paths for Kids on Wheels

Less crowded trails for bikes, balance bikes and scooters around Seattle and the Eastside

Published on: April 09, 2019

10 Best Bike Paths for Kids on Wheels

kent valley loop trails
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Kent Valley Trail. Courtesy Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Kent Valley Loop Trails

A total of almost 40 miles of mostly paved, flat terrain is made up of five trails in this multi-use system through Kent Valley, with varied lengths and difficulties for riders of all skill levels. The Rabbit path along the river bank is the shortest at 1.6 miles and best suited to the training-wheel set, with the Heron second at 4.5 miles (see if you can spot its namesake along the way!). Feeling ambitious? Try the recently added 9-mile Frog route or the Eagle Loop with its soaring views of Mount Rainier (this one is best left for expert riders!).

Post-cycling pit stop: Pick up a sweet treat from Alki Bakery (weekdays); or head over to IKEA to munch on Swedish meatballs and shop while kiddos enjoy the supervised playroom.

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