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8 Best Kid-friendly Fall Hikes in the Greater Seattle Area

From a spectacular stroller-friendly hike in a national park to an urban hike by a salmon stream, the color is on

With summer a fading memory, hiking might be far from mind. But don’t pack up the kids’ hiking boots just yet. Autumn is a terrific season to hit the trail.

Our wildlands will soon be bursting with fall color — hues of flame red, bright orange and soft yellow. Summer crowds have dwindled, and pesky mosquitoes have disappeared, too. Critters such as marmots and songbirds are more active and visible as they hurry to find food for the long winter ahead. With a few extra layers for warmth and the lure of a thermos of hot cocoa, your little ones will find fall hiking to be full of brilliant color and natural exploration.

Read on for eight fantastic fall hikes in the Puget Sound area (or stay in the city and try one of these three terrific urban strolls).

Photo credit: flah/flickr Creative Commons

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