Bridle Trails is a stunning community in the southern part of Kirkland that combines natural beauty and convenience. The area is north of South Rose Hill and south of Bellevue, with gorgeous homes on spacious large lots. This charming community is home to around 11,982. Bridle Trails occupies 8% of the city and has 4,944 housing units.
The Bridle Trails neighborhood has vast residential property dedicated to pastures and horse trails. Even though not all residents are equestrians, they enjoy the many green spaces and relaxed atmosphere. Nearly two-thirds of the area is covered in second-growth timber, with an extensive trail system and predominantly large single-family lots. The community members are responsible for safeguarding the trees in both public and private areas and ensuring the conservation of Bridle Trails State Park. This park spans 482 acres and features 28 miles of paths for equestrians and pedestrians.
Bridle Trails State Park
Bridle Trails State Park is a beloved destination for horse riders in the area. The park offers different trails for both pedestrians and equestrians to enjoy. It’s a special place to appreciate nature while on horseback, walking your dog, jogging, hiking with friends, or attending events. The park has three marked trail loops that range from 1 to 3.5 miles in distance.
The park has several facilities, including horse show grounds with three arenas, bleachers, and a judge’s stand. There is also a picnic area and restrooms available at the showgrounds. Additionally, the park provides ample parking for horse trailers with a sizable pull-through lot.
Bridle Trails State Park is known for its horse-friendly culture and extensive horse trails, earning it the title of “the wilderness in the city.” It caters primarily to horses and their companions, with four arenas, horse shows, and organized rides. However, hikers with leashed dogs are also welcome to explore the park. Bridle Trails hosts various events, including horse-related activities, arts, educational programs, stewardship, evening musical shows, and the Bridle Trails Foundation’s annual community party.
The community provides easy access to local grocery stores, shops, and restaurants. It is conveniently located near I-405 and SR-520, and Sound Transit offers public transportation services.