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5 Kid-Friendly Hikes With Wider Trails for Seattle-Area Families

Nearby hikes with wider trails for easier social distancing with kids

Devon Hammer
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Published on: July 10, 2020

5 Kid-Friendly Hikes With Wider Trails for Seattle-Area Families

Farrel McWhirter to Redmond Power Line Trail
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Farrel McWhirter to Redmond Power Line Trail. Credit: Devon Hammer

1. Farrel McWhirter to Redmond Power Line Trail

The Redmond Power Line Trail goes for miles through the city of Redmond, connecting to many other trail systems. Most of the gravel trail is wide and stroller-friendly. A great place to start for a kid-friendly trek is at Farrel McWhirter Park. Farrel McWhirter includes a barnyard with animals to visit, plus swings, a stream and tons of open space. (The farm is worth a trip on its own.) If it is a hike you’re after, walk the park’s trail system through the barnyard and equestrian area to the very northwest corner of the park. This is where you can connect with the Redmond Power Line Trail.
 
Find it: Farrel McWhirter Park is located in Redmond and is open dawn to dusk. Upon arriving, you will find a large parking lot with plenty of parking. No parking pass is needed. Bathrooms are available at the park.

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