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

Easy trail with helpful signage and plenty of parking. Very green inside though not much to see.

Pleasant trail, mostly flat. Its going to be cooler than the city so dress accordingly. Has some patches of horse poop! Need to watch out.

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Decent nature walk, but the moderate rating is a bit misleading. Trails are almost roads with how wide, flat, and well maintained they are, and only a few extremely short grades of any significance.

This trail surprised me. I was expecting it to be more crowded and city-like, but it feels fairly remote given how close it is to civilization. It's lush, shaded and just the right length for a quick outing.

10/24/2017 (Tuesday) - Walk pleasantly on this paved road for slightly more than one hour in a sunny, mild afternoon. This section of Redmond Connector is recently completed and still brand new.

Beautiful trail on the edge of Redmond.

trail running
9 months ago

The dog and I love this trail, espically always for a pit stop at the dog park :)

Before I say anything about the hike itself let me warn you that if you park at all on the road (asphalt) proper you may be towed. When my daughter and I arrived two tow trucks were towing vehicles that seemed to be posing no hazard, with a sheriff supervising. The hike itself is verdant and lacks difficult inclines but does have some large fallen trees to skirt. It's narrow at times and almost completely covered by trees. Lovely. Beware the popularity of dogs and their owners, which can make your arrival at the falls something less than tranquil (I like dogs but not when they're shaking water onto me and barking up a storm). We hike at a good rate and made it in and out in just over two hours, clocking at about 6 miles.

walking
10 months ago

Marymoor Connector Trail was boring, but the part along the water was absolutely lovely and shaded. Lots of variety from fields to paved bike path to woodsy trails on the edge of the water - great time for my dog. The trail cuts through the dog off-leash area, which is great with a dog, but something to be aware of for anyone who isn't crazy about dogs. Heads up to other dog owners still working on recall - this is not the off-leash area for you! It's completely unfenced and open to the rest of the park. I had to keep my dog on-leash otherwise there was no way I would get him back. If your dog has strong recall, this would be a total treat for them - lots of woods and fields, and a good group of well-behaved large dogs.

Best part of the trail was through the bird section - open fields and shaded woods filled with birds and their associated calls. Great water views and access. Well-used but not crowded.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy kid-friendly hike. There are plenty of options to make the hike longer or shorter. The scenery is beautiful and lush. Plenty of shade making it a nice choice for hot summer days. It is a trail used by horses, so be ready to dodge mounds of horse poop.

Great easy, medium 4.4 mile run. Constant shade and very beautiful.

Not a huge challenge, but so much fun and scenic.

trail running
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Beautiful trail to run. 2nd time racing this course. Would love to run it easy with a camera. Almost a crime to not stop and enjoy the scenery

trail running
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Great dirt trail system between the Watershed and Redmond Ridge; encompassing over 15 miles and 1200 acres. Keep your ears and eyes open for bears in the spring and summer months.

It's a good trail in the heart of Redmond. Family friendly trail. I have done this couple of times with my 3 and 6 year old.

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

it was great

Nice hike for all skill levels. Very well maintained trail with several other trails leading off of main trail. Nice restroom facilities at trailhead (South entrance). Mile markers marking the trail. Watch for horse poop, quite a lot on the trail. Small pond with viewing area.

road biking
Monday, September 26, 2016

I biked along the trail - its mostly gravel and has some steep hills. Best part is Minimal traffic throughout the trail. Great workout because of the slopes .

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

I brought my 2 service dogs and it was great!!!

Pretty trail, very well maintained. Watch for horse poop!

road biking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Beautiful view of Rainier! Easy ride to connect over to east Lake Sammamish bike path, which will give you better view of lake. Well maintained.

walking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Nice easy trail.

walking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Completed

walking
Friday, June 03, 2016

6/2/2016 (Thursday) - These two adjacent community parks are good for 1-2 hours' walk, with well-maintained trails in the cool forest. PSE Powerline Trail also stretches to these two marks. Farrel-McWhirter is larger, much more interesting, features a lot of facilities, paved roads and parking lots. In its center, there are stables, and many small-sized horses for kids. There are also lawns and playgrounds.

walking
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

5/17/2016 (Tuesday) - This trail is well maintained, but lightly used. It features gentle ups and downs, and distant views at some points. Good for a half-day walk.

walking
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

4/5/2015 (Tuesday) -- Pleasant easy walk in the woods with multiple loops to choose, light traffic, enjoyable solitude. In addition to a larger parking lot on the southern end as the map shows, there is also a small parking lot on the northern end (218th Ave NE), which the map does not show.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Awesome

walking
Friday, January 15, 2016

Nicely maintained wooded trails. Share the trails with bikes and horses. No dogs allowed. We were there on a quiet weekday, but I would imagine it can be pretty busy on the weekend.

hiking
Sunday, October 04, 2015

Lovely easy trail for beginners like me. Features few elevation gain, wide and well maintained wood trails.
Because it is a nature preserve, pets aren't allowed. However, I crossed paths with a couple of hikers with dogs - apparently didn't realise of this restriction. Not sure how it is enforced.

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