Bridle Trails State Park

Seattle equestrians love this forested park near the city. Bridle Trails State Park, located between Kirkland and Redmond, offers extensive horse trails and a horse-friendly culture. Sometimes called “the wilderness in the city,” Bridle Trails is a popular early morning, afternoon or after-work getaway for Seattle and Eastside residents.

Sporting three arenas and a calendar full of horse shows and organized rides, Bridle Trails caters primarily to equines and friends, but the park is also friendly to hikers, including those with leashed dogs. In addition to horse-related events, Bridle Trails hosts a plethora of arts, stewardship and educational programs, evening musical shows and the Bridle Trails’ Foundation’s annual community party. This accessible urban oasis spells fun for the whole family, including family members with four legs and a tail. 

Park features
Bridle Trails State Park is a 482-acre day-use park with 28 miles of trails that welcomes equestrians, hikers and visitors. It does not offer bike trails or camping. The park is known as one of the top equestrian parks west of the Mississippi; it does not, however, offer horse rentals. 

Please note:
Staff at Bridle Trails State Park remind you that dogs are welcome in state parks if they are on leash and under control at all times. We want to provide safety, comfort and enjoyment for all visitors and ensure the protection of wildlife and natural resources in the park. Please keep your dog on leash, and pick up after your pet.

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ADA amenities/facilities


  • Restroom

Picnic & day-use facilities

The park has a small picnic area near the show arenas. The picnic area features tables, barbeques, water and a restroom. On show weekends, the picnic area is very busy.

Activities


Trails


  • 28 miles of hiking and horse trails

Interpretive opportunities


The park features a 1.6-mile-long self-guided interpretive trail. Park staff offer programs for local schools, and guided interpretive walks are offered throughout the year on a variety of topics. Special requests are accommodated when possible.

Services & supplies


Surrounding area


  • Auto repair
  • Gasoline
  • Groceries
  • Hardware
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Pay phone
  • Postal service

Additional information

  • There are 28 miles of well-maintained trails suitable for recreational horseback riding, walking, jogging, nature observing and general spiritual renewal.
  • On-leash dogs are welcome.
  • Bicycles and motorized vehicles are not allowed.
  • Horses always have the right-of-way on trails.
  • There is no horse rental concession.
  • Printable park brochure.