Mercer Slough Nature Park

EASY 63 reviews

Mercer Slough Nature Park is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bellevue, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
32 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Bellefields Loop Trail: Experience the beauty of forested wetlands and meadows as the trail loops through the park. Heritage Loop Trail: Stroll through history on this meandering level trail. Use the boardwalk to connect to Bellefields Loop and the Environmental Education Center.

walking
1 month ago

Nice trail not too far from the city. Wasn't too busy, with a good mix of scenery - old woods, swampy marsh, farm land. Great berry picking in the summer.

sea kayaking
2 months ago

Not too heavily trafficked. It was fun to explore the Slough. not the prettiest of views with the highway and office park but, smooth easy kayaking and a fun few hours on the water.

nature trips
4 months ago

Love it back here, so magical...!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike, but this time of year sucks... I got eaten by mosquitoes.

trail running
5 months ago

Good for beginning trail runners!

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy trail for a short stroll. Blue berries are a plus.

hiking
Monday, November 28, 2016

Really nice city park that makes you forget you are in Bellevue. Great for kids and dogs on leash. Makes you realize what the landscape was like before all of the development in the area. Very flat trail that really doesn't get very muddy.

walking
Saturday, November 12, 2016

walked these loop trails on a visit from VancouverBC, great to get out in the fresh air with my stir crazy dog, Sam
beware of the slippery broadwalks!

walking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

nibe place to walk. very easy hike with almost no elevation.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Kayaking there is nice

Monday, August 08, 2016

We finished the water trail. 3.6 miles in less than 3 hours. It can be tough and tiring. But the scene is really rewarding and quiet.

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Nice walking trail with abundant wildlife. The skunk cabbage is intriguing.

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

TONS of kids. Not sure if i just didn't do it properly but it was very uneventful. Nice for bird watching and scoping out different plant species.

walking
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lots of different bird species all along trail and it's located in the middle of Kirkland suburbia so it provides a peaceful respite despite some of the street traffic noise. One can walk, run, or bike along most of the trail and it connects you to Juanita Beach Park which is especially beautiful in the summer.

walking
Sunday, August 30, 2015

This trail was very close to my Hotel in Bellevue and was a nice way to kill some time. It was a relaxing walk with historical markers along the way. I suspect it's a popular walk when Blueberries are in season!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A nice walk. Short and easy, great if you just want a little workout and don't want to drive too far

nature trips
Monday, August 19, 2013

Great walk for little kids. Can use a baby jogger, plenty of room. Great boardwalks, bark trails, birds, dragonflies and other little critterrs. Park at the Winters House and walk the loop that passes the Boiler House sinking in the marsh. Highly recommended if you just need to get out of the house and not have to drive out to the sticks!

hiking
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Fun urban trail through wetlands and blueberry patches, Visit farmers mrkt at end.

hiking
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sooooo Many TURTLES!!!! lol just wow great simple hike was a blast. Plus they had some goats clearing out an area of blackberry? lol anyway was great. Going agian when in the area.

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A nice short n easy walk in Bellevue. There are a number of interesting things to take a look at such as the old home off Bellevue way, a rotting pumphouse, the blueberry fields, a nice rhody patch, a nice bridge, some fun boardwalks, plenty of birds and a pretty good area of wetland. Mercer slough trail is a good walk for a dry winter day.

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