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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: May 22, 2023

Collage of photos from hikes near 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.

To expand our horizons, I decided to get us out of our comfort zone and onto trails a little farther afield, but within 90 minutes of our front door. I found eight nearby hiking trails offering 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.

First hike: Grand Ridge

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