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Explore the best rated trails in Kirkland, WA. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Olympic Discovery Trail and Pigeon Creek Trail. With more than 65 trails covering 4521 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
FYI, it's a buck to park in Lot K, the Marymoor Park trailhead. The machines accept dollar bill (no change) or credit card.
Smooth paved ride from Redmond trailhead to Bothell, and onto the Burke-Gilman there two days ago (May 26) - 24 miles up-and-back on my hybrid bike.
Allergy sufferers be aware: cottonwoods are shedding their "cotton" - the air is full of the stuff, like it's snowing lightly - not sure when it ends, but there's plenty of "cotton" still on the trees - and not sure when it began but the river is dusted in white, and there are places where the edge of the trail looks snow-drifted, thick with the stuff. Thickest in the few miles at either end of the trail.
My Friday midday ride (11:30 or so to 2) did see walkers along a few miles at the Redmond end, in Woodinville, and at the Bothell end, and other cyclists and a couple rollerskaters, but did not feel crowded, and I expressed and experienced politeness throughout.
The section north of Redmond to Woodinville is agricultural and lovely. A farmwife was just pulling in her "see the quilts" sign as I passed.
The park and arbors the trail passes through/by in Woodinville are lovely.
The first couple miles continuing west on the Burke-Gilman, in Bothell, were a dramatic change - urban, noisy, running alongside busy State Route 522.
I did not detect any odors from the river.
Not a lot of shade on this ride, so sunscreen up if you're riding midday.
There is one curlyqueue of tight turns on the Redmond end. A couple narrow bridges at either end.
Trail intersections are remarkably well marked - the once when not, I needed to just follow the trail's yellow-marked center line.
There are many people that run and bike on the trail north of Summit Park. Heading south proves to be a bit tricky. You’ll have to cross a set of railroad tracks and busy road before getting back onto a relatively smooth trail. It end abruptly . Overall, it’s a nice quiet ride.
Good for starting the season
Nice ride, but I probably won’t ride this trail again though. I started at the Showare Center in Kent. There were a lot of homeless camps scattered throughout the trail in Kent, and I got sideways looks from a few people sitting on chairs posted outside of their encampments. None of them seemed like they were gonna start something, just made me feel a bit uncomfortable.
Surprised to see this amazing trail that has great bed and breakfasts along it is not noted as part of the Great American Rail Trail. It sure would help demonstrate more GART completion if it was.
We rode from Yelm to the Yelm hwy. overpass. Nice condition all the way.
Very disappointing, it is such a nice trail but you can’t take your dog to walk there
We found this hike and were so happy to complete it. Beautiful views.
If I can walk anywhere, I can go anywhere
I have the good fortune of riding this trail daily - I live on this trail that you can ride for 25 mile from Discovery park to Elliott trail and then all th way to Alki beach and Fauntleroy Ferry beautiful beautiful ride
This is a wonderful trail, the parking lots do have 2 hour parking signs but they don’t seem to be enforced. I have parked there 5 times with no issues and I was talking to some local resident trail users and they said they have never been ticketed. They think the signs are to discourage carpool parking or overnight camping. Nice restrooms too.
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