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Kelsey Creek Park Nature Trails

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.6051, -122.1655 Map & Directions
Length
1.7 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
194 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
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  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

The Kelsey Creek Park Nature trails provide a year-round opportunity to enioy a forest experience. In the springtime, blooming flowers offer a heady aroma for people wandering in the area. By summertime, birds flit and trill in the brush as Kelsey Creek babbles beside you. Fall brings vivid oranges and reds as the trees in the area change color. Winter's blanket doesn't deter hikers, as this is a great destination for shaking winter doldrums. Continue reading

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Hiking Kelsey Creek Park Nature Trails

The Kelsey Creek Park Nature trails provide a year-round opportunity to enjoy a forest experience. In the springtime, blooming flowers offer a heady aroma for people wandering in the area. By summertime, birds flit and trill in the brush as Kelsey Creek babbles beside you. Fall brings vivid oranges and reds as the trees in the area change color. Winter's blanket doesn't deter hikers, as this is a great destination for shaking winter doldrums.


While the park is tucked in the heart of neighborhoods, it feels like an isolated country woods experience. You may have the impression of having traveled back in time as you move from the modern parking lot to a more rural feel as you hike into the forest.

Skirt the edge of a basin-shaped wetland; part of the flood plain of Kelsey Creek. The moist environment creates the perfect habitat for a variety of wildlife species. Here you might spot winter wrens, rufous-sided towhees, maybe even a fox!

The loop is ideal for jogging, walking or bicycling and people of all ages will enjoy this retreat at any time of year.

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Kelsey Creek Park Nature Trails

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.6051, -122.1655 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Driving Directions

From I-405, take exit 12 for Southeast 8th Street. Stay on Southeast 8th Street for about 1 mile until the intersection, then continue straight onto Southeast 7th Pl. In a half mile, take a left onto 130th Pl SE and then take your next right into SE 4th Pl.

take transit

This trailhead is accessible by bus! Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO, or consult the schedule for King County Metro route number 245.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Bellevue

Guidebooks & Maps

https://bellevuewa.gov/sites/default/files/media/pdf_document/trail_guide_map_kelsey_creek_park.pdf

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