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9 Kid-Friendly Hikes only 90 Minutes or Less from Seattle

From challenging climbs in the Cascades to flat trails through gorgeous gardens, less-discovered hikes for families

My family loves to hike, but we rarely travel more than four miles from our home for these walking adventures. We are always hitting the default button by driving to our favorite local haunts, Discovery and Carkeek Parks in Seattle.

This year, I vowed to get us out of our comfort zone and onto trails a little further afield, within 90 minutes of our front door in Seattle. To that end, read on for nine fairly new or recently renovated hiking trails that offer fun for kids and a variety of difficulty levels.

Skip to the first hike or browse all the hikes:

1. Grand Ridge Trail Park, Issaquah

2. Bellevue Botanical Garden, Ravine Experience 

3. Evans Creek Preserve, Sammamish

4. Paradise Valley Conservation Area, Woodinville

5. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

6. Margaret's Way, Issaquah

7. Beckler Peak Trail, Skykomish

8. Centennial Trail, Snohomish-Skagit

9. Guemes Mountain, Guemes Island

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