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Best Spring Hikes in the Seattle Area for Kids and Families

Kid-friendly trails with indoor learning spots that are perfect for cool spring days

Published on: March 07, 2023

Two boys brothers run across a wooden bridge in the woods on a spring hike near Seattle best spring hikes for kids families around Seattle Puget Sound

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In the late winter and early spring, my kids and I start to go a little stir-crazy. We long to go hiking, but the weather is still drippy and our favorite hiking trails in the mountains are snow-laden. It’s time to get creative and explore trails closer to home.

We especially like places that offer indoor nature centers where we can duck out of the rain to keep learning and exploring. Some of the visitor centers and indoor facilities mentioned have limited hours, so doublecheck before you go if you want to be sure to have an escape from the rain.

Now, let’s get going on 10 of our favorite spring hikes, including one longer road trip for when the wanderlust bug bites.

First stop: city slough

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