Hiking Trails & Paths
Kirkland is literally riddled with trails: trails for walking, hiking, biking and exploring. Some are forested 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!