The health and safety of our residents and visitors is the highest priority of the City of Kirkland. As part of King County, Kirkland is in Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s “Safe Start” re-opening. Although many City services are available online, City Hall and most City buildings are closed to the public as part of our response to COVID-19.

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Trails & Paths

Kirkland is literally riddled with trails: trails for walking, hiking, biking and exploring. Some are forrested and meander along gurgling streams such as paths in O.O. Denny Park, others are paved and excellent for wheelchairs, strollers, rollerblades and bicycles, some meander along the waterfront, others ascend rather steep inclines. Kirkland is an incredibly unique city that offers outdoor enjoyment within the bounds of its metropolis, trails for all skill and fitness levels a literal stone's throw from the comforts of excellent cuisine, fabulous accommodations, arts and cultural venues and parking.  
 
The City’s family-friendly network of hiking trails is equally adored by hikers, bikers, walkers and those who simply come to the outdoors for solace. As you wander the trails, heavy tree canopies create soft, protective buffers that increase your separation from the busy outside world. The result is an oxygen-rich, restorative environment that curbs anxiety, reduces stress and contributes to your physical well-being. 
 
The diversity of our scenery ensures that there is something for everyone. Equestrians are welcome at Bridle Trails State Park, one of the few State parks in our region that invites horseback riders. Located in South Kirkland, Bridle Trails is cherished by equestrians who value its easily accessible rural trail experience! The 489-acre day-use park boasts a 28-mile trail system that features densely wooded thickets with varied elevation gains, making it a great workout for both horse and rider.  
 
If you find yourself craving solitude, Watershed Park is your answer. Tucked discreetly and quietly in south Kirkland, this lesser-used park offers a peaceful, meditative experience that restores your mind, body and spirit. 
 
Here are some of our top picks for hiking trails in Kirkland!

Bridle Trails State Park 
Edith Moulton Park 
Big Finn Hill Park 
O.O. Denny Park
Watershed Park
Crestwoods Park

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Cross Kirkland Corridor

The Cross Kirkland Corridor is a compacted crushed gravel 5.75 mile segment of the Eastside Rail...

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Bridle Trails State Park

Bridle Trails State Park is 489-acre Washington state park in the Bridle Trails neighborhood of...

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O.O. Denny

Named after Orion Denny, O.O. Denny Park offers hiking trails, BBQs, covered structures for picnics...

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Juanita Bay Park

Juanita Bay Park abounds with flora and fauna and features views of Forbes Creek Wetland, Juanita...

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David E Brink

Named after the David E. Brink, the Kirkland parks director responsible for establishing many other...

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Big Finn Hill Park

Big Finn Hill Park is part of the King County Parks system, but luckily for Kirkland, it lies within...

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Heritage Park

Heritage Park is a precious piece of Kirkland history! This park offers expansive views of Lake...

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Houghton Beach Park

Doris Cooper Houghton Beach Park lies between Carillon Point and downtown Kirkland along Lake...

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Jasper's off-Leash Dog Park

Jasper's Off Leash Dog Park is a 2-acre fenced off leash dog park located in the Totem Lake area....

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Juanita Beach Park

Newly renovated Juanita Beach is one of Kirkland's most popular parks! Juanita Beach features 1,000...

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Marina Park

Downtown and close to many restaurants and shops, Marina Park features a sandy beach—perfect to get...

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Saint Edward State Park

Saint Edward State Park spans areas of both Kirkland and Kenmore. It offers 316 acres with 3,000...

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Peter Kirk Park and Pool/Lee Johnson Field

Named after Kirkland's city founder, Peter Kirk Park hosts Lake Washington and Juanita High School...

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Watershed Park

Watershed Park is tucked away in south Kirkland like a carefully held secret waiting to be...

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Waverly Beach Park

Waverly Beach Park is a stunning 2.76 lakefront park with 490 lineal feet of shoreline on Lake...

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132nd Square Park

132nd Square Park is a beloved community asset! Located in the Kingsgate area, this lovely corner...

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