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10+ In-City Forest Walks for Seattle and Eastside Families

Skip the drive and hike or play in nature with kids, right in town

Published on: October 11, 2021

10+ In-City Forest Walks for Seattle and Eastside Families

Sharing the trail with horseback riders at Bridle Trails State Park. Credit: Jennifer Johnson

Bridle Trails State Park

With 28 miles of trails, Bridle Trails State Park offers families lots of choices for rambling. Large trees, varied undergrowth, birds and insects all can be found here. We’ve seen interesting small mammals and found trees to climb.

Kids will love: Sharing the trails with horses; wild berries through the seasons.

Find it: 5300 116th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. Park in the large parking area off of 116th Avenue. A Discover Pass is required to park. There are restrooms on site.

Distance: Consider starting with the 1.7-mile Trillium Trail, which offers interpretive signs and is easy enough for the youngest hikers.

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