Bridle Trails State Park, Kirkland

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Forest · Hidden Gem · State Park
Bridle Trails State Park is 489-acre (198 ha) Washington state park in the Bridle Trails neighborhood of King County. The park borders the Eastside cities of Kirkland, Bellevue, and Redmond. It offers a 28-mile (45 km) trail system for horseback riding and hiking. An outdoor arena is used for equestrian shows.
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  • Many times I have riden in this park whose only flaw is that if your horse is acting up and you have trouble stopping him ( yes, this happened) you could run out of trail and hit a busy street ( that....  more »
  • Beautiful walk in the woods, the horse droppings are not an issue as others mentioned. Just walk around if need be, the trails are amazing and I recommend it!  more »
  • I regularly walk through this park as I live nearby. Wonderful place! So quiet (save the natural noises) and you quickly forget you're in a town, not far from fairly busy roads. The miles of trails are great! I enjoy looking for different fungi and fauna. I try to attend the walks that the Bridle Trails Park Foundation hosts to learn more about plants, animals, and mushrooms in the park. Watch where you step due to the horses on the trail. I'm used to it, plus it is just herbivore poop. Nothing too crazy... if you step in a little it's basically just compost. Likely you will wipe it off on your hike. Grab some Western hazelnut leaves to wipe it off. Be aware that you will likely lose cell service as you get deeper into the park. It can be a surprise since you're not really in a remote area, but it happens. If you are concerned, carry a whistle and a flare.
  • What an awesome hidden gem! I've driven by there a few times but never explored. We checked it out on July 4th on a sunny day and the park is empty and super quiet. Signage is great, parking lot is big, trails well maintained. Some horse poop on the trails. Lots of room. Such a great park especially with being so close to the highway. 3 main trails as I could tell with different lengths so definitely something for everyone. Great for families as well.

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