Rainier Trail. Credit: Kate Missine
Rainier Trail, Issaquah
If trains are on your little one’s list of wheeled favorites, look no further than downtown Issaquah to chug alongside a slice of railway history. Running parallel to the former Lake Shore & Eastern Railway, Issaquah’s 2.5-mile Rainier Trail lets young riders practice their moves on the paved, minimal-traffic path, or hop off and frolic on the real (inactive) railroad tracks at its southern side. Head north past Confluence Park towards the Darigold dairy plant; then come back for a tour of the Issaquah Depot Museum with its historic engines and railroad exhibits.
Next stop: Bellevue Downtown Park