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

In the Park

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.

Bridle Trails to Mary Moor Park

8.5 miles round trip

A nice trail run between two parks on the eastside.

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. 

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Trail Running, Urban Walking
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 3.5 mi
5300 116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
  • see Land Manager
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