Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Bellevue with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
12 hours ago

I was looking for a trail that was dog friendly, not too steep, and has a waterfall, and this one fit the bill. The trail is mostly shaded, with blooming flowers dotting the trail with splashes of color, quite lovely. I went on a weekday and practically had the trail to myself. A few sections of the trail are quite narrow and one section was particularly wet and slippery. Other than that, it was thoroughly enjoyable.

trail running
5 days ago

Easy trail, Fun for the entire family

5/19/2018 (Saturday) -- I added this route and AllTrails approved it. It seems that most Red Town users may not take Military Road Trail up to Sky Country, and then down to Coal Creek Falls. This is loop of about 2 hours' walk that requires more efforts than those most popular trails with moderate elevation gains (more than 700 ft), so it should be considered as an ideal workout for less energetic but active hikers.

For a first hike...initial incline was crazy. A little difficulty following trail as it mixes with other trails.

Perfect easy trail. Good variety of landscape and scenery. Loved it!

Great for a little trail run with the dog

My first trail

hiking
22 days ago

Nice loop close to the city. Has a small climb at the beginning to get your blood flowing.

A nice short loop in the woods

hiking
27 days ago

4/27/2018 (Friday) - 1:00-3:00, cloudy, 57F. Newcastle waterline trail northward to 60th St trailhead down to Coal Creek Pkwy crossing. The trail all the way is in good condition, dry, no mud. Before reaching the Primrose fork, I take the new shortcut up to the new trailhead at Newcastle Commons, where there is a new trail map. My loop is 3.7 miles.

Beautiful easy hike. Surprises around every bend!

Lovely. So nearby, while still offering a peaceful, forest get-away feeling.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was very muddy at the bottom. The first half mile is great for kids of all ages. Lots of new things for them to explore. Once you get to the stairs it becomes more for older kids and adults. The waterfalls were amazing as it has been raining the last 2 days or so. There were lots of birds to see as well! Fun half day hike!

great trail close to home. would go back.

hiking
1 month ago

A very easy hike, but the scenery is beautiful. Well worth the time going here.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful. I underestimated how green Seattle is. Trail is pretty manageable. A little wet, a little slippery, but I just have to assume that’s everything out here year round.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike! Went to the falls and back. Fairly easy and kid friendly.

walking
2 months ago

3/15/2018 (Thursday) - Sunny afternoon with mild wind, 55F+, from Evergreen Point P&R to the UW side of the bridge, back and forth.

It was busy trail, but very green and lush. Nice stream. Some people were not happy sharing the trail with other dogs and seemed to be anoyed . Some were nice. Seems to be a populated suburban area and butted up to a housing development.

hiking
2 months ago

Relatively easy hiking, lots of smaller loops and side trails off the main one, interesting history woven into the experience- not too crowded.

Really tranquil place for a solo run, even this time of year. Dogs not allowed per signage, not sure if it’s enforced through. LOTS of people setup with camera equipment for pictures that made the paths a little crowded.

walking
4 months ago

Kids and dog friendly, love it.

Just hiked to falls and back out. nice slow incline nothing dramatic. Lots of people, and dogs not on leash..

decently tough hike. the view from the top is great! two view point from top. a restroom at the top is a great help!

Good place to start and end. Updated parking lot helps a lot.

nice trail, nothing too exciting to see but great woodsy walk near the city

When we arrived to the trailhead we ran into two girls who had their SUV broken into with a smashed in window. **REMINDER** Take ALL of your valuables out of your car before you hike, including registration, car insurance info and garage door opener. The trail was nice, well maintained and only came across a few other hikers. Dog friendly with signage at different posts. Several trails to choose from. We clocked in 5.6 miles total. The waterfall was a nice surprise as well as the cave. Enjoyable

hiking
6 months ago

Loved this hike. So peaceful and the trails were well maintained. I recommend doing the Primrose loop. This hike was moderate. I have to admit I did get winded a few times but I made it. The scenery was Beautiful.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail 10 minute drive from home!
From Coal Creek Trailhead 3 miles to Cougar Mountain Trailhead turned around 3 miles back. Lots of history and information about the coal mine. Beautiful fall colors. Creek sounds nice along with many birds singing. Pay attention to signs or you might end up down the wrong trail like I did... a few times.

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