Seattle Area: Flat Family Bike Rides

We did a couple family bike rides that are great for all fitness levels. They are flat trails and you ride along a river. Both trails are located about 30 minutes from downtown Seattle.

Green River Trail




The Green River Trail is a 19 mile trail that runs from Kent to Seattle.  We started right next to the Riverbend Golf Course in Kent, and headed north for about 5 miles and turned around.  Fun times were had!

Sammamish River Trail


You can ride from Marymoor Park to Redhook Brewery for lunch or dinner. It’s about 12.5 miles round trip. Look for the Redmond Public Library, right after that are outdoor fitness stations you can stop at for some upper body strength. Just change hand position to make it harder. When you get back to Marymoor Psrk, see if the velodrome is open to go around. You aren’t allowed if fixed bikes are on the track for safety reasons.

Hope you all are having a great week and staying active!


9 thoughts on “Seattle Area: Flat Family Bike Rides

  1. What a great ideas for staying in shape and having a wonderful FAMILY TIME at the same time. Great photos and ideas as usual…
    Thanks, Joy

  2. Was that a pun? Flat bike rides and the result is flat family? Walking and cycling are most people’s favourite physical activity. I miss having a bike. It takes only half the time getting to a destination via cycling than brisk walking. I would know, it was like that with me.

    One day I’ll be walking as fast as some of those cars out there!

    • Flat family, that’s funny (though I didn’t mean it that way). Just meant no hills. It’s so great to hear from you, sounds like you are still active and well! 🙂

  3. They close Lake Washington Boulevard on Sundays, near Seward Park. It’s a gorgeous ride, too, and with no cars on the road, it’s an ideal ride for families with children. It’s lovely on a warm summer day, but also in the fall because a lot of the trees that line the road are maples, and they’re putting on their show right now.

    If you’re willing to do a bit of a longer drive, head up to Skagit County in the spring and explore the tulip flats.

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