Explore the most popular forest trails in Redmond Watershed Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great well maintained trail. It's great for running or walking with friends as it is wide enough to walk side by side. You can walk as little as 2 miles in a nice loop.

Easy trail with helpful signage and plenty of parking. Very green inside though not much to see.

Pleasant trail, mostly flat. Its going to be cooler than the city so dress accordingly. Has some patches of horse poop! Need to watch out.

I like the trale

Decent nature walk, but the moderate rating is a bit misleading. Trails are almost roads with how wide, flat, and well maintained they are, and only a few extremely short grades of any significance.

This trail surprised me. I was expecting it to be more crowded and city-like, but it feels fairly remote given how close it is to civilization. It's lush, shaded and just the right length for a quick outing.

Beautiful trail on the edge of Redmond.

Before I say anything about the hike itself let me warn you that if you park at all on the road (asphalt) proper you may be towed. When my daughter and I arrived two tow trucks were towing vehicles that seemed to be posing no hazard, with a sheriff supervising. The hike itself is verdant and lacks difficult inclines but does have some large fallen trees to skirt. It's narrow at times and almost completely covered by trees. Lovely. Beware the popularity of dogs and their owners, which can make your arrival at the falls something less than tranquil (I like dogs but not when they're shaking water onto me and barking up a storm). We hike at a good rate and made it in and out in just over two hours, clocking at about 6 miles.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Easy kid-friendly hike. There are plenty of options to make the hike longer or shorter. The scenery is beautiful and lush. Plenty of shade making it a nice choice for hot summer days. It is a trail used by horses, so be ready to dodge mounds of horse poop.

trail running
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Great easy, medium 4.4 mile run. Constant shade and very beautiful.

Not a huge challenge, but so much fun and scenic.

trail running
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Beautiful trail to run. 2nd time racing this course. Would love to run it easy with a camera. Almost a crime to not stop and enjoy the scenery

trail running
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Great dirt trail system between the Watershed and Redmond Ridge; encompassing over 15 miles and 1200 acres. Keep your ears and eyes open for bears in the spring and summer months.

It's a good trail in the heart of Redmond. Family friendly trail. I have done this couple of times with my 3 and 6 year old.

Monday, October 17, 2016

it was great

Nice hike for all skill levels. Very well maintained trail with several other trails leading off of main trail. Nice restroom facilities at trailhead (South entrance). Mile markers marking the trail. Watch for horse poop, quite a lot on the trail. Small pond with viewing area.

Monday, September 26, 2016

I brought my 2 service dogs and it was great!!!

Pretty trail, very well maintained. Watch for horse poop!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Nice easy trail.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

4/5/2015 (Tuesday) -- Pleasant easy walk in the woods with multiple loops to choose, light traffic, enjoyable solitude. In addition to a larger parking lot on the southern end as the map shows, there is also a small parking lot on the northern end (218th Ave NE), which the map does not show.

Thursday, February 04, 2016


Friday, January 15, 2016

Nicely maintained wooded trails. Share the trails with bikes and horses. No dogs allowed. We were there on a quiet weekday, but I would imagine it can be pretty busy on the weekend.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Lovely easy trail for beginners like me. Features few elevation gain, wide and well maintained wood trails.
Because it is a nature preserve, pets aren't allowed. However, I crossed paths with a couple of hikers with dogs - apparently didn't realise of this restriction. Not sure how it is enforced.

Beautifically groomed, quiet horse trail, 15 miles of great jogging, partially hidden, sometimes close to larger obscure homes. Great for a run if you need to stay close to home and wifi for those on call.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Great easy hike. I hiked the trail halfway with my toddler. It was safe for him (3yo) to hike on his own.

Nice easy hike for a group that included a toddler. Nice views, not much incline and trails nicely marked. Great beginning conditioning hike. There are also horses on trail, but trails are wide enough for them to pass without any issues.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 01, 2013

Great place for beginner mountain bikers, be on the lookout for and yield to walkers/runners and especially horses.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Nice, flat, well preserved trail. A bit of wildlife, good signals. No pets. Hiking, biking, horses ok.

I ran this trail with the Northwest Trail Runs group. It's relatively flat for a trail run, making it great for beginners. There are no dogs allowed on the trails and it appears to be used regularly by equestrians. Muddy, but not too bad for March, only 1 down tree and bridges over the streams. Trails are well marked and maintained. And, as always, NW Trails Runs put on great event!

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