Off-Roading: The Best Kid-Friendly Hikes in Bellevue

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Feeling a little cooped up inside? Us, too! Hit the trails with your kids in tow and get some fresh air for everyone. We’ve rounded up a list of the top kid-friendly hikes in Bellevue courtesy of our friends at AllTrails. Read on to get your adventure started.

photo: Hong Yao/AllTrails

Downtown Park Loop

Downtown Park Loop is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bellevue, Washington. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for walking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Tong Li/AllTrails

Mercer Slough Nature Park

Mercer Slough Nature Park is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Bellevue, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.7 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Louie Z/AllTrails

Kelsey Creek Farm

Kelsey Creek Farm is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bellevue, Washington that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: David Lam/AllTrails

Coyote Loop Trail

Coyote Loop Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kirkland, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Gregory LaSala/AllTrails

Watershed Park Trail

Watershed Park Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kirkland, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Shawn Brady/AllTrails

Trillium Trail

Trillium Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kirkland, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.8 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Sarah Silva/AllTrails

Bridle Crest Trail

Bridle Crest Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kirkland, Washington that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.3 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: KC Deitrick/AllTrails

Luther Burbank Park Loop

Luther Burbank Park Loop is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mercer Island, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.9 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Kana N/AllTrails

Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mercer Island, Washington that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1 mile
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Scott Willeke/AllTrails

Forbes Valley Trail

Forbes Valley Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kirkland, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.7 miles
Difficulty: Easy