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.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

  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.

  • 28 miles of hiking trails
  • 28 miles of 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
  • 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.