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10 Best Bike Paths for Seattle-Area Kids on Wheels

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

Kate Missine

Published on: April 13, 2021

10 Best Bike Paths for Seattle-Area Kids on Wheels

Maple Leaf Reservoir Park upper level path and sport courts
Maple Leaf Reservoir Park path and sport courts. Credit Nancy Chaney

Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, Seattle

This calm, leafy hangout is perfect for the littlest riders in your family — whether testing out two-wheelers, trikes or scooters — and those not yet ready to commit to longer distances. A smooth, flat path of just under a mile loops around this 16-acre park, which also includes a covered picnic shelter, sports courts and a huge grassy playfield. There’s no shortage of fun once the bikes get tossed to the sidelines, either: Walk down the steps (or roll down the sidewalk) to the park's lower level that features a terrific, all-accessible playground, a zip line, a sweet butterfly garden and a sand pit.

Post-cycling pit stop: Just kitty-corner across Roosevelt Way (use the crosswalk) from the park find neighborhood favorite Cloud City Coffee with drinks, food and a tot play area. Or grab a slice from Flying Squirrel Pizza a couple of blocks away.

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