Bridle Trails State Park

Bridle Trails State Park, a 482-acre day-use park, is well-known for its horse trails and equestrian shows. The forested park is on the northeast edge of the Seattle metropolitan area. Sometimes called the wilderness in the city, this park is a popular getaway destination for Seattle and Eastside residents. The park is known for its riding and walking trails, weekend horse shows, evening music events, and the Bridle Trails Park Foundations community celebration Party in the Park.
  1. Activities
  2. History

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 trails
  • 28 miles of horse trails
Interpretive Opportunities
The park features a lovely, very professionally done, self-guided interpretive trail about 1.6 miles long, a kiosk at the park entrance with historical, cultural, and environmental interpretive information. Park staff do a number of kids programs for local schools that are custom tailored to grade level and teacher input and requests, and guided interpretive walks are offered throughout the year on a variety of topics, including mushroom walks, botany walks, bird walks, kids walks, dog walks, photography walks, and more. Special requests are accommodated when possible.

Services & Supplies
Surrounding Area
  • Auto repair
  • Gasoline
  • Groceries
  • Hardware
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Pay phone
  • Postal service
Additional Information
  • Bridle Trails is the premier equestrian park west of the Mississippi.
  • 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.