Explore the most popular lake 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.

Terrible trail. Stay on the Cross Kirkland Corridor.

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

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!

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!

8 months ago

12/14/2017 (Thursday) - Many people, and I also, have often come here to take a walk on the lakeside to enjoy the pleasant view and the ambience of Kirkland's town center. This is the last sunny afternoon of a rarely long period (10 days) of fine weather in the chilly rainy season.

8 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.

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.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Took my kiddos, 6 and 8, out for a little stroll and to get them out for a small hike before we did more over the summer. This is a nice walk. I always choose to start on the opposite end of the loop and do all of the uphill first. There are some spots along the path that are muddy and slick so watch your step. The walk along Denny Creek is nice but not as impressive as many others. It does the trick though and is still a pretty walk through 2nd growth forest. After the hike we went across the street and enjoyed the park and the views along Lake Washington.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

This trail is rated as easy, but for someone out of shape (like myself), it was much harder. The last half of the trail is all uphill and many parts of it were covered in mud. This is not accessible to wheelchair bound or other disabled folks (I had been told that it was). It was, however, quiet, not very trafficked, and well shaded. I'm not sure I would do this again.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Nice easy trail without a lot of people. Light on scenery but it does the trick.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

What a great PARK AWESOME hike

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

4/4/2017 afternoon.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

A pleasant lake view when whether is fine. The walk may extend along the lake side from and marina for nearly one mile between the lake and the apartment houses.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

7/30/2016 (Saturday) -- A nice, quiet walk in the woods and a calm view of the lake from a well maintained beach park with picnic tables, chairs, restroom. The loop in the woods is good from a walk of less than 1 hour. A big tree of 600 years old is an attraction.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great hike! Nice to see an old growth forest! Pretty quiet.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

This trail is the old roadway over part of Lake Washington in Juanita bay and is now accessible only to pedestrians. It's popular with walkers, runners, and birdwatchers. Pilings from the old dock used for ferry service are visible here, along with a couple of bald eagles who move between Juanita Bay park and Juanita beach park, and fish in the lake below.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Nice flat trail. Short with a view of the lake.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Great for a walk or run on a break from work. Really pretty!

Friday, July 17, 2015

It was very beautiful place to visit. I loved it. Every path is very easy to see and I never felt like I can't see what's around the corner. The views are just amazing.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Very busy but very pretty walk along the lake waterfront. Visit parks, shops, wade or swim, grab a bite, glass of vino or an ice cream. There is also the Kirkland Farmers Market on Wednesdays at the Marina June through September from 2-7.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Easy trail and three separate trails leads to the lake. Good lake view with lots of birds. Good for joggers but not fun enough for our family.

trail running
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Great place to run before you hit happy hour... :D

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Trail along Forbes creek in the aptly named Forbes valley, ending at Juanita Bay park and Lake Washington.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

It's a great little hike right in the middle of town--so easy to get to, and there wasn't anyone around.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

This is such an weird trail in the middle of Kirkland. If you follow the loop, it is an easy trail. But if you go straight to the creek, it is pretty funny. Although you will end up in the middle of neighborhoods and you will have to turn back to the trail because there's simply no way to make it back to the parking lot. Oh and you will need to crisscross the creek several times if you don't go to the loop side. That was fun to me, but be aware of getting your shoes wet. I heard an owl and woodpecker, which was another joyous moment. I didn't see many people there until I came back, something not usual, but well, I was never been here before, so we'll see how it is in some other time.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Parked at Juanita beach Park and walked a few blocks along the road to Juanita Bay park. There is a beaver lodge on the east side of the pedestrian bridge. All trails are paved. frequently used by jogging and cycling.

trail running
Saturday, April 05, 2014

Short but scenic trail run with lots of great views

Monday, March 24, 2014

It's very cute. Water view. Nature. This would be an ideal romantic place to take a walk. It's not much if you're just cycling or running. But perfect for walks. Not too crowded.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Ok, it's nice. But, I just can't give it five stars for such a short trail. I've had longer walks in mall parking lot....

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