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Kelsey Creek Park Nature Trails

Puget Sound and Islands


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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1.7 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 194 ft.


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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.


Kelsey Creek Park Nature Trails

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.6051, -122.1655 Open map in new window


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Bellevue

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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.

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

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