Bridle Trails State Park, a 482-acre day-use park, is well-known for its horse trails and equestrian shows. The forested park is on the northeast edge of the Seattle metropolitan area.

Beautiful but rather muddy. Bring your hiking shoes in the winter.

hiking
14 days ago

Raven trail is smooth and very pleasant all the way. Apt for beginners. It was not crowded for a weekend.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy hike on a crisp fall day. Only trouble was navigation, very few trail markers/wayfinding signage.

trail running
3 months ago

You can be in the middle of a forest right in Bellevue. It’s beautiful. Smooth single and double track trail running.

Easy walk/hike with pretty forest scenery. Lots of trail options and good parking lot. It does require a Discovery Pass. .

beautiful and peaceful

loved it! beautiful, peaceful, got to see some horsies, and wasn't too strenuous. perfect hike for beginners!

nice easy stroll in the woods. good for running too. so peaceful and green. I loved it.

walking
6 months ago

Nice forest walk with plenty of little trails to check out. Downside is the trails aren't marked well so we got lost a bit. Normally I love getting lost but I brought my parents and my cat.

hiking
6 months ago

It's an easy trail that is mostly shaded, so you don't have to worry about sun screen :) there isn't much to see besides the trees, and there is quite a lot of horse poop on the trail. July 8, 2018

hiking
6 months ago

Hike this loop clockwise so you see the signs, as there are many smaller offshoots, though most are obviously just that. Only once or twice was there a confusing unmarked fork where we needed a map. The trail was lightly trafficked, with most people near the beginning or end of the trail where it overlaps with a shorter loop. The freeway road noise is strongest at the beginning and end of the loop, but it gets quiet at the back part of the loop. There was some horse poop here and there along the trail, but not an obnoxious amount.

Did the coyote loop, longest outer loop (roughly 6 miles), with the 5 & 6 year old. They loved it. Pretty flat, people riding horses, not overcrowded. Watch the stinging nettles along parts, we learned the hard way. Great trail.

8 months ago

Beautiful trail. My only complaint is that it’s not well marked. The map was critical.

walking
8 months ago

Great trail! So relaxing and without the worry of bikes running you down.

hiking
8 months ago

4/26/2018 (Thursday) -- Sunlight in the opening is burning, but walking in the woods is pleasantly cool. A loop of less than 2 miles in 40 mins. Trails are dry, no much fresh horse waste. Minimal traffic. Quiet environment.

walking
8 months ago

Great urban forest trail; very few people and dogs

hiking
9 months ago

Never crowded, tons of additional trail routes, large parking lot.

11 months ago

Trail was nothing exciting, but very pleasant. Went during the Super Bowl, so the trail was pretty empty. Was kid, horse, and trail runner friendly. Would definitely go again (except I'd leave the dog behind- he was a little too interested in the horses. It would have been dog friendly, otherwise).

hiking
11 months ago

Great little trail. With mild elevation change, clearly marked signage, and a few horses along the way – this is a perfect trail to bring the kiddos on.

This trail is the outer loop. There are 30+ miles of additional trails crisscrossing through lowland forest.

hiking
Monday, October 09, 2017

Very easy and beautiful trees. Not very trafficked early morning.

hiking
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

10/3/2017 (Tuesday) -- In the Bridle Trails State Park, one may hike a loop without exactly following any of the three named ones. This is one of my self-designed loops. If it's not too hot and the trails inside the woods are too wet. The power-line trail is an ideal one for walking and running.

hiking
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

10/3/2017 (Tuesday) -- The shortest of the three named and marked trailed in the Bridle Trails State Park on the most northwest outer corner. There is a steep and narrow section on the northern side of the loop.

hiking
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

10/3/2017 (Tuesday) -- This is the second longest loop of the three named and marked loops in the Bridle Trails State Park, about 1.6 miles. Signs at the forks and crisscrosses are all clearly marked to follow. Along the route, there are several educational boards giving knowledge about trees and forests.

hiking
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

This was a super easy trail, very flat with only a couple easy hills. Horses use the trail so be prepared for lots of horse poop. This would be a great trail for biking or trail running. The trail is really well labeled so you don't get lost.

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Great hike, but a lot of horse poo-poo required us to always keep our eyes on the ground.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Loved it!

walking
Thursday, July 27, 2017

07/21 - Nice little walk. Surprisingly quiet for how close it is to 405. Will probably be back to do the Coyote Loop.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Love it

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Great walk in the woods

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