Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Renton 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 off Coal Creek trail. Not heavily populated. Easy to walk.

great hike nice and quiet.

2 big uphill sections (relative of course)
all the water is dried up along the way but cool and green all over
a challenge for kids but doable!

walking
8 days ago

Really nice trail great for kids under three but can’t be difficult with all the ups and downs and great for handicap.

walking
10 days ago

Fun, easy trail. Took our 2 dogs and it was easy for them. Lots to see. Ran into a few people on the trail but not too populated. There was no waterfall, it was dry. Cool seeing the old mine and other great historical markers!

Completely dry

Really nice hike. Did the Indian Trail / Quarry Loop. About 5 miles. On the easier side of moderate in my opinion. Not crowded, very pretty, the falls and streams are dry at the moment. The dog loved it as well. Will go back.

limited parking, good for little children.

Not much significant to look at, but nice complexity and challenge.

Great place to easily and quickly get out of the city and hit the trails. Lots of potential for many different routes and distances.

5/8/2018 (Monday) -- The trailhead for this loop with light traffic is at the cul-de-sac of 171st Ave SE. The trails are well maintained with good drainage, so there is almost no mud at all, why the creeks are still running, and the falls have not become dry yet. Leaves have mostly grown out, so shade is there for a sunny day. In the woods, temperature is 5-10 degrees cooler than in the open areas.

Great trail. Huge parking lot, easy trail surface. We took a detour to see some falls so our hike was 9 miles. Not too hard with elevation. Lots of streams, bridges, well maintained. Saw horses & runners.

Hiked this recently on a trip to Seattle. This trail was amazing! And I loved seeing all the dogs on the trails.

Beautiful nature jaunt! This was a perfect day/time of year for this trail. The signs were a bit confusing at times, so I recommend having a map or knowing the intersections and names of the trails ahead of time. Definitely dog and kiddo friendly w/light traffic. I will be back with my dogs when in the area again. Great experience!

“Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.” -Chief Seattle

first hike on the west coast! temperature was great. there are a few stretches of up hill battles. all in all a nice hike with a lot of scenic views throughout the woods. not much of a spot to lookout at other mountains.

Snow on ground on first half of hike, rain/hail/drops from melting snow during second half. Grab the map at the kiosk, so many trail markers and intersections. Lots of trail runners even with snow. Will go back to run trails and go to Calcutta Restaurant at Newcastle golf resort for mimosa flight and real putt putt golf with a view!

hiking
4 months ago

A pleasant walk through beautiful second growth forest. Beyond the canopy an Eagle could be seen soaring in lazy circles against a background of an azure sky. While the trail is well marked with connections to other routes to enjoy

on Deceiver Trail

5 months ago

Trailhead said Jim Whitaker, not deceiver. Good hike, steep @ the beginning

walking
5 months ago

really nice forest trail.

6 months ago

I am not sure why this wouldn’t get more 5 stars. It’s appropriately rated, easy to get to, trial is nice, and there are many many smaller trails to make it more challenging or longer. I went to both waterfalls, the first set is about .5 miles from the cul de sac, and cascade waterfalls are 1.0 in but another .5 uphill to get to. Very little mud, very few hikers (2pm on a Thursday till 5pm). I had a small dog and a baby strapped to my front and was comfortable the whole time.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice calm trail wiith a beautiful waterfall view

7 months ago

Perfect easy trail for a wet afternoon.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail. Lots of different side trails to choose from. Far Country Falls was amazing to see

Great for after work walks with your pup!

Great workout in beautiful scenery, trees, ferns, and quiet once away from highway. Dogs enjoyed it. End of trail somewhat anti-climactic as no view! Made loop out of it.

10/7/2017 (Saturday) -- A section of trail from YMCL is improved. The trail along the Golf Club Rd is in good condition for easy walk, but rarely used. It is not marked on the map (AllTrails, OCM..). To get some fun, I like to opt for Primrose Trail along the creek, but it is still quite dry, not much water.

10/6/2017 (Friday) - Because of limited parking places at the trailhead, with somewhat dangerous condition on the side of the increasingly busy SR900, I did not dare to park there, so I parked at the Wilderness Creek TH as usual. Both Squak Mtn Connector and Squak West Access on the other side of SR900 are in superb condition, well-maintained though rarely used, gently grading, much easier than the much busier Wilderness trails. I turned back from the juncture of Squak West Access and Coal Mine Trail.

hiking
Friday, August 11, 2017

Well maintained trail but NOT easy. Most of the elevation gain is in the first 2 miles of the Wilderness Peak Trail and of course you have to go back down those same steep parts at the end. Not for a Novice! My partner and I were having a lot of trouble with it. Nice trail, but seriously mis-labeled. (Shy Bear was great all around though.)

Great blackberries too!

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