Lake to Lake Trail and Greenway

Connecting Sammamish and Lake Washington, this roughly 10-mile trail visits the boggy wetlands, towering forests, and historic farms that are part of many of Bellevue's city parks. Look for Great Blue Herons in Mercer Slough, salmon in Kelsey Creek, and deer in Weowna Park.

on the trail

The trail connects Lake Sammamish to two points on Lake Washington, making  it a Y-shaped trail. It is accessible from the nine city parks along the way. Hike on trails in the parks and sidewalks and asphalt pathways between parks (the route is marked by blue City of Bellevue directional bollards). Parks along the way, starting at Lake Sammamish, include Weowna Park, Phantom Lake Park, Lake Hills Greenbelt, Kelsey Creek Park, Wilburton Hill Park and the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Here's  the middle of the "Y." Heading west on Main St leads to Downtown Park and ends at Meydenbauer Beach Park on Lake Washington. Heading south on 116th Ave SE from leads through Mercer Slough Nature Park and ends at Enatai Beach Park. Visit the trail's webpage for more information and a map.

Though not officially part of the trail and greenway, the Robinswood Park Trails make a nice connection with Phantom Lake Park and the Lake Hills Greenbelt. A loop of these three parks is 5 miles and 500 feet of elevation gain.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Trail Running, Urban Adventure, Urban Walking
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • see Land Manager
  • see Notes
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