Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

limited parking, good for little children.

walking
1 month ago

Pleasant trail

Beautiful easy walk. I also like that for the majority of the trail, bikes and dogs aren’t allowed. Not that I hate cyclists or dogs; it’s just nice to have a trail for pedestrians only as an option.

We enjoyed this hike. Gorgeous terrain. Many teens and an oasis just past a residential area in Renton. Who knew!?

5/6/2018 (Sunday) - I take two loops in the 2-hr hike. One is the upper loop of the De Leo Wall counterclockwise from View Point #2 to the peak. The other is the lower loop of Terrace Trail, East Cross Town Trail, and 144th PL SE. I am so excited to find that Cross Town is now through from end to end. The trail is in good condition. Overgrowth and obstacles are all cleared. Volunteers are still improving it. Kudos to their hard and fruitful work.

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

walking
2 months ago

4/29/2018 (Sunday) - Out of the park's north end, a long section of old railroad has been nicely converted into a perfect trail, which is now quite popular.

3/19/2018 (Monday) - Two-hour loop from outside the gate at the end of SE 87th St (driving from 144th PL SE). Move up counterclockwise along an unmanaged trail which connects to De Leo Wall trail, go downhill a little to the intersection with Wildside trail, then go uphill back to the top of the De Leo Wall, move down along the Terrace Trail of Newcastle City.

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

4 months ago

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

Nice beach trail BUT DOGS NOT ALLOWED, even on leash.

walking
5 months ago

really nice forest trail.

5 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

6 months ago

Perfect easy trail for a wet afternoon.

hiking
6 months ago

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

Nice trail that goes along Lake Washington.

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.

nature trips
11 months ago

Beautiful park.

hiking
11 months ago

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!

11 months ago

Wasn't what I expected. It was very dull for me & my dog. If you want a long flat hike for a few miles it's okay. But nothing special.

walking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

7/19/2017 (Wed) - The creek is dry, just a trickling brook. Trail is dry too. Cool in the woods with 75F sunny weather.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Easy hike with kids. We did a couple side trails too for about a 4mile total hike.

on Licorice Fern Trail

hiking
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A great quick hike that feels like it's in the middle of nowhere. Interesting with lots of ups, downs, and little bridges. The first part is quiet and secluded. The last .2 mi gets quite close to residential back yards. Take your poles since there are plenty of roots to hop over. THERE IS parking at the south end on 112th street. This lets you go mostly uphill going North and then returning mostly downhill.

hiking
Monday, June 26, 2017

Gorgeous trail but waterfall was not running and the lookout is overgrown.

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shady on a hot day. We love the part that goes down by the Creek. My dog loves the water, too!

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