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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

Best Spring Hikes in the Seattle Area for Kids and Families

Owl you might see at Lewis Creek Park in Bellevue great spots for spring family hikes
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Try to spot an owl at Lewis Creek Park.

Lewis Creek Park, Bellevue

Tucked away in the hills of east Bellevue, expansive Lewis Creek Park offers plenty of room to explore. The park protects the headwaters of Lewis Creek, attracting birds and wildlife as well as little adventurers.

Favorite trails: Hikers can choose from the network of trails and wander through wetland, forest and grassland habitats. Lewis Creek runs freely through the forested areas, and the half-mile loop around the wetland lets explorers get up close with cattails and red-winged blackbirds.

Indoor options: The Lewis Creek Visitor Center has a commanding view over the meadow and wetlands. Kids will find activities to do on a rainy day, books to page through, tables and chairs to sit a spell, and even a spotting scope. It’s open to the public Wednesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Extras: Play on the playground!

Next stop: road trip!

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