Bridle Trails State Park

A 482-acre urban forest with 28 miles of flat trails and short loops of 1 to 3.5 miles that make for an easy and convenient outing. This popular urban forest between Bellevue and Kirkland is a respite from city life where hikers and equestrians can enjoy shady, meandering trails year-round. Dogs on leashes are allowed.

on the trail

The park has three main trails that are laid out in loops of different lengths: the Raven Trail (1 mile), the Trillium Trail (1.7 miles) and the Coyote Trail (3.5 miles). Link up these trails for a longer hike. Skirting the park's perimeter is a hike of just under 4 miles.

Park amenities

  • Three show arenas for horses that host a number of events throughout the year. 
  • A picnic area near the show arenas with seating, barbecues, and water.
  • A handicapped-accessible bathroom.


  • Horses always have the right-of-way on trails. Hikers should always yield to horses on trails, step aside to allow equestrians to pass, and if approaching a horse from behind, hikers should verbally alert riders to ensure everyone's safety.
  • Overnight camping is prohibited.
  • Mountain bikes and motorized vehicles are prohibited.


The Mountaineers has a commercial use permit with Washington State Parks for all free and fee-based outings at state parks. Leaders should carry a print or digital copy of our  commercial use permit to show rangers they may encounter. 

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 3.5 mi
5300 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
  • see Land Manager

Upcoming Activities

GoHike - Alumni Urban Walk - Bridle Trails State Park

Urban Walking Field trip: GoHike: Beginning Hiking Series - Alumni Course
Come and explore this unique state park situated between Bellevue and Kirkland. GoHike Urban Walks
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Feb 4, 2023
1 participant on waitlist 0 instructors
Registration closes Feb 1
Foothills Branch

April Hikes: 2.5 - 5 miles, 250 - 1,000 feet gain - Bridle Trails State Park

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series
This hike counts toward your monthly required GoHike course hike for April.
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Apr 22, 2023
No Prerequisites
10 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Mar 3; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Bridle Trails State Park

Trail Running Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry
Learn and practice trail running skills at a local frontcountry trail.
Difficulty: Easy
Thu, Apr 27, 2023
No Prerequisites
8 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Feb 11; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
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