The Best Trails to Take on in Bellevue!
With the weather slowly getting nicer, it is time to start thinking of getting back outside and taking on a trail. Some of these trails may be out of walking distance, so consider driving to them in your all-new Nissan Rogue! Here is a short list of some of our favorite walking trails in the Bellevue area!
The feeling of being surrounded by forests while hiking is amazing, so check out Weowna Park! Located off W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Weowna Park offers 90-acres of trails that are just waiting for you to explore. There are plenty of benches along the trails to rest on and Weowna Park is also pet-friendly, allowing you to bring the furry friend along for the journey!
Coal Creek Nature Trail
Located just outside of the Bellevue city center is the Coal Creek Nature Trail. This trail will have you walking through a historical coal-mining region and you can discover many artifacts from the past. There are signs along the journey that help explain what you are looking at, giving you a lesson on the area during your time here. This out and back trail is mostly made of compacted dirt, so dress accordingly and bring a walking stick for extra security if needed!
Mercer Slough Nature Park
The Mercer Slough Nature Park is a great place to walk with friends, family, and pets! Beautiful evergreens surround the park, giving you some breathtaking views while you explore this trail. The short 2.5-mile loop is recommended at Mercer Slough Nature Park as it is perfect for both beginning and experienced hikers. The trail consists of gravel and some boardwalks making it easy enough to get around no matter the time of year!
Downtown Park Loop
If you are looking for a more urban trail, then consider the Downtown Park Loop. The loop is located two blocks from Lake Washington, next to Bellevue Square Mall. you can walk around this beautiful area, take a break by the water, or play with your dog on the open field!
Coyote Loop Trail
Located right between Bellevue and Kirkland is the Coyote Loop Trail. This forest preserve is accessible throughout the year giving you different views every time you visit. It is 3.6 miles long so be prepared for the journey! There are also some smaller trails in the surrounding area if you are looking to hike more while you are there!
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Hop in your Nissan Rogue and go to the must-visit Bellevue Botanical. Explore over 53 acres at this garden, year-round from dusk to dawn. Admission is free as well and parking is free at 12001 Main Street. The only downside to the Bellevue Botanical Garden is that pets are not allowed, so your furry friend is going to have to stay at home for this trip!
Kelsey Creek Park Nature Trails
If you have already visited the Bellevue Botanical Garden, then check out the Kelsey Creek Park Nature Trails! Just a short 5-minute drive from the botanical garden, Kelsey Creek offers a plethora of walking trails along with picnic and playground areas and a unique barnyard experience. This is a fantastic place to bring kids as you can hike around with them for a bit before stopping by the playground to let them play. You’re going to have to leave the pets at home if you want to visit the Barnyard, but if they are on a leash, they are welcome in the other areas!
Lake Hills Lake to Lake Trail
If you want to experience some water on your hike, then check out the Lake Hills Lake to Lake Trail! This is a heavily trafficked out and back trail that connects two lakes: Phantom and Larsen. At a bit over 3 miles, this trail gives you gorgeous views of the lakes along with the surrounding area! So, grab a few friends or family, leash up the pup, and check out Lake Hills Lake to Lake Trail!
Bridle Trails State Park
28 miles of trails make up Bridle Trails State Park giving you endless options on the route you want to take. This park is unique as it is surrounded by urban life, making it an escape from that lifestyle. Open from 8 AM until dusk in the winter, you can walk around and take in the natural beauty or you can saddle up your horse and explore on horseback! A Discover Pass is required to enter Bridle Trails State Park, so make sure to purchase a day pass or an annual pass before visiting!
Lewis Creek Park Trails
This park allows you to experience some great history while enjoying the great outdoors. The Lewis Creek Park Trails are in the area where Phillip Lewis first surveyed the area in the 1860s. You can learn more about the history of the park at the visitor center as they offer educational resources about the area before you trek out on the trails. The two miles of trails that make up the park also consist of boardwalks, giving the trails unique! So, hop in the Nissan Rogue and go visit this historical location!
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