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Bridle Trails State Park - Outer Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 4.1 (18) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great loop around Bridle Trails State Park, with rolling hills and green forests.


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4.4

Miles

7.1

KM

99%

Runnable

535' 163 m

High

396' 121 m

Low

231' 70 m

Up

205' 62 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

Overview

This is a great singletrack run around the outer edges of Bridle Trails State Park. There are lots of other trails to explore if you want to make a longer (or shorter) run.

Runner Notes

Watch out for horses and be prepared to yield. The loop is used as the race course in the Bridle Trails Winter Festival. It is repeated 6 times for the 50K race distance.

Description

This loop begins at the main facilities near the car park. It starts on the Raven Trail for 0.75 miles. Running clockwise is recommended to see trail markers. The Raven Trail is an easy trail with good markings. From the Raven Trail, take the Raven to Coyote Connector to continue onto the Coyote Trail.

The Coyote Trail rolls steadily up and down, winding through dense, green woods. As the trail skirts the edge of the park, you can see some homes through the woods, but you'll still enjoy a peaceful section through large and stately trees. There are a variety of connecting trails throughout this portion, but most are singletrack so it is easy to stay on the wider, more well-maintained, Coyote Trail.

From the Coyote Trail, you'll continue onto several unnamed trail that hug the eastern edge of the park. Just keep heading south along the edge of the park until the trails rejoin the Coyote Trail about 3 miles in. From here, follow it to the main trailhead where the Raven, Coyote and Trillium trails all intersect.

Contacts

Land Manager: Washington State Parks

Shared By:

Andrew Fraser with improvements by Mark Paluta

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 18 votes

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  4.1 from 18 votes
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Photos

A set of trails which are surrounded on all sides by a thick forest of trees awaits day hikers at Bridle Trails.
Feb 24, 2018 near Yarrow…, WA
First round of flowers are completing their bloom cycle.
Apr 21, 2019 near Yarrow…, WA
Neighborhoods around Bridle Trails also add to the scenery when you take the Bridle Crest Trail to the park
Jun 9, 2019 near Redmond, WA
Colder weather is starting to wither the berries.
Sep 14, 2019 near Yarrow…, WA
The Coyote Trail.
Dec 1, 2016 near Yarrow…, WA
Typical trail surface.
Dec 1, 2016 near Yarrow…, WA

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Apr 11, 2021
Brian Lamma
4mi
Dec 5, 2020
Sarika Ghangurde
Nov 14, 2020
Allie Riggs
A little mud but overall clear and pleasant 9mi
Nov 13, 2020
Mark Paluta
Some mud and puddles. Moderate traffic. I'd recommend sticking to the Coyote loop as it will have better signage and wider trails for passing.
Sep 20, 2020
Andrea Scott
Aug 6, 2019
Beth Koe
I'm new to this trail and loved it. Ran 2 laps on the Coyote loop with each loop being 3.5 miles. Running clockwise is a must in order to see markers. 7mi — 1h 26m
Jun 26, 2019
Shahida Osman
Nice trail! 6.6mi — 1h 15m
Apr 21, 2019
Stacy Lindbloom
5.3mi