With stops at many of Bellevue’s lovely parks, the Lake to Lake Trail is like a pearl necklace, conveying the city's essence as a “city in a park.” The trail connects Lake Sammamish to Lake Washington and is accessible from many parks. A hike along the trail will delight visitors and deepen their sense of appreciation for the city’s park and open space system. Meandering through boggy wetlands, towering forests and an historic farm, the trail explores over 800 acres of parkland. While hiking the trail you might spot great blue herons in Mercer Slough, salmon in Kelsey Creek or deer in Weowna Park.
Exploring the Lake to Lake Trail can be done all at once or in segments. Between parks, the trail follows sidewalks and asphalt pathways. The route is marked by blue City of Bellevue directional bollards. Enjoy exploring the trail and all it offers!
The Lake to Lake Trail connects nine parks across Bellevue. Walking east to west, the trail starts at Weowna Park next to Lake Sammamish. From Weowna Park, the trail heads to the Lake Hills Greenbelt via Southeast 24th Street or Southeast 16th Street. After meandering through the Lake Hills Greenbelt, the trail leads to Main Street and 140th Avenue Southeast toward Kelsey Creek Park.
Then it’s a short walk over to Wilburton Hill Park and the Bellevue Botanical Garden. At Wilburton Hill Park, there are two options to continue on the Lake to Lake Trail. Heading west on Main Street, the trail visits Downtown Park and terminates at Meydenbauer Bay Park on Lake Washington. Or by heading south on 116th Avenue Southeast, the trail explores Mercer Slough Nature Park and terminates at Enatai Beach Park. (Of course, you can always walk west to east on the trail too.)