Credit: Tiffany Doerr Guerzon
Milton Interurban Trail
The Milton Interurban Trail is a scenic paved path following an old railroad right-of-way alongside Hylebos Creek, commonly called Sweetwater Creek, and meandering through the town of Milton. An out-and-back bike ride on the trail makes for a five-mile round-trip. The best place to park is at the 70th Street trailhead in Fife where there is a small parking lot. You'll hear quite a bit of traffic noise at the beginning of the trail, but don't worry. Once you get about a quarter-mile in and away from busy roads, it quiets down.
This trail is mostly flat and is really pretty with lots of evergreen and deciduous trees. This is not a loop, so just make a u-turn if you don’t want to go all five miles! There is a portable toilet about a mile in if you need a pit stop, but no other facilities. Be sure to bring snacks and water bottles.
If the kids want to hit a park after their ride, check out Milton Community Park — commonly called Triangle Park — located at 15th Street and Milton Way in Milton, about a mile and a half away. And if the promise of a reward is needed for pedaling motivation, there are ice cream treats waiting at Dairy Queen in Milton, another mile east of the community park.