McLane Creek Nature Trail

Boardwalk on McLane Creek Nature Trail

Easy trail, some of which is on a boardwalk. Lots to see and explore off of the main path. Depending on how you and the family feel you can make this a 1 mile or 2+ mile hike thanks to the double lollypop shape. Take breaks or have a picnic along the trail at one […]

Brewery Park Tumwater Falls Trail

Grandma walking with granddaughter across a bridge at Tumwater Falls

Tumwater Falls at Brewery Park. Fun and Easy trail with several waterfalls. Fish Hatchery at the start of the trail will excite kids. Recommend timing your trip with the salmon run in September to October. You’ll see chinook salmon migrating back through the ladders, and it’s a great time to spot other wildlife.

Four Cedars Trail

Giant Douglas Fir ad Cedar Tree at Four Cedars Trail

Recommend hitting the most challenging part of this trail upfront by heading uphill and counterclockwise. This provides your kids an offramp when you come to the intersection with Twin Creeks Trail, QT Marker 6, .9 miles into the trail. If you take on the entire trail, you will encounter a few hills as you make […]

Discovery Park Loop Trail

lighthouse at Discovery Park in Seattle

3-mile loop in Seattle’s Discovery Park with the additional hike to the lighthouse.  Trail is marked well with posts to help avoid confusion in the spiderweb of trails within the park. Mom tip: Start at Visitor’s Center and work counterclockwise to end the hike near the playground.