Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

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.

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

walking
20 days ago

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

hiking
27 days 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
1 month ago

Great urban forest trail; very few people and dogs

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

hiking
1 month 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
3 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
5 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.

walking
5 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
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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.

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
9 months ago

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
9 months ago

Great hike, but a lot of horse poo-poo required us to always keep our eyes on the ground.

Loved it!

walking
9 months ago

07/21 - Nice little walk. Surprisingly quiet for how close it is to 405. Will probably be back to do the Coyote Loop.

Love it

Great walk in the woods

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.

Pleasant walk

horseback riding
10 months ago

all for horse only, parking $10 , also no bathrooms, only come if u going to horseback riding

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.

on Coyote Loop Trail

walking
11 months ago

More of a casual walk than a hike. Signs are hard to find on the trail.

hiking
Friday, May 05, 2017

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

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