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8 Kid-Friendly Hikes Just 90 Minutes (or Less) From Seattle

From a fun island hike to flat trails through gorgeous gardens, try these terrific hikes for families

Published on: July 08, 2022

Collage of photos from hikes nearby to Seattle, 90 minutes or less, that are family friendly

Kid-friendly hikes ... not too far away

My family loves to hike, but we rarely travel more than a few miles from our home for our woodsy walking adventures. We are always hitting the default button by driving to our favorite local haunts, Seattle's Discovery Park and Carkeek Park.

I vowed to get us out of our comfort zone and onto trails a little further afield, within 90 minutes of our front door. To that end, read on for eight nearby hiking trails that offer fun for kids and a variety of difficulty levels.

Important note: Follow good hiking safety practices, and always check current conditions in advance — the Washington Trails Association is a great resource — especially if you are hiking outside the summer season.

Use the arrows above the image to page through these family hiking options.

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