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

trail running
3 days ago

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

nice trail. could be dangerous on rainy/muddy day. 600 year old tree was pretty cool. bathrooms are nice after the hill

Super awesome! Short hike, but some good hills and so much to look at. This totally sparked my 9 year olds interest in hiking, she was all about exploring all the nooks and crannies. We had a perfect family day exploring and finished it by lounging on the beach. We'll be back often!

walking
1 month ago

Quick trail to get my little adventuring. Pretty views, we saw lots of ducks. A great end to our day at the beach.

beautiful and peaceful

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

Terrible trail. Stay on the Cross Kirkland Corridor.

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

walking
3 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
3 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.

hiking
4 months ago

I took my 3.5 year old and 2.5 year old twins. They are all very active and love walking. There was a bit of a slope at the beginning, but they were all able to manage with a bit of hand-holding. Great shade all throughout. Didn't see any water, and there is a little noise from the highway on the far side of the trail, but the surrounding nature is really nice.

4 months ago

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

walking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 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
5 months ago

Great urban forest trail; very few people and dogs

Easy and good with a stroller:) and to watch birds.

hiking
6 months ago

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

Good small trail with lots of Creek crossings. Be sure to not miss the hairpin turn at the large bridge (where all of the little history pictures are) or else you'll end up going way up the creek (as I did)

Micro bday hike . Loved Sylvia! My only complaint is it’s too short!

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).

Actually one of my favorite EASY hikes ever! JAM PACKED with such beauty, it's a little gem that even during the summer crowd you can still find solitude!

hiking
8 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.

walking
10 months ago

12/7/2017 (Thursday) -- Cozy sunny afternoon at the lake side around 50F. The park and people in the park bask in the warm afternoon sun, which lies very low in the sky.

hiking
Monday, October 09, 2017

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

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
Saturday, August 12, 2017

I took my boys 5 and 9 for a hike. We decided to do the uphill part first. Trail went up and down, has beautiful views of enormous trees, Sylvia the 600 years old tree is unbelievable! My kids had a great time and even learned about where and how salmons lay eggs and saw the salmon ladder. Then we went swimming on the other side of the road. Played in the playground...a great day! Highly recommended for a short (45 min) moderately challenging and gorgeous walk.

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.

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