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Gallery Artists' Show
Jan. 9, 2018 - Feb. 4, 2018
The Gin Game
Jan. 18, 2018 - Jan. 25, 2018
Clint McCune in Concert
Jan. 28, 2018 - Jan. 28, 2018
Exclusive Tour with Michael Monroe
Feb. 1, 2018 - Feb. 1, 2018
Front Row Center: Humaira Abid
Feb. 2, 2018 - Feb. 2, 2018
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Outdoor Recreation - Hiking and Climbing

Hiking Trails & Climbing

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned hiker, there are plenty of ways to explore Bellevue and the surrounding region on foot. The abundance of local parks and trails makes it easy to escape the bustle of the city without ever having to leave the city. Spot native wildlife from the wooden boardwalks at Mercer Slough Nature Park; see Bellevue bloom into Spring at the Botanical Garden; or simply get lost in the moment while winding along trails through the forested wilderness of Weowna Park.

For a steeper trek, head east on I-90 to the Cascade Mountains where you will find countless trails leading to lakes, peaks, creeks, and waterfalls all within a short drive of Bellevue. Some of the most popular hikes in the area include Twin Falls, Rattlesnake Ledge, Mailbox Peak, Mount Si, and Poo Poo Point.

Interested in learning more about native wildlife? Join Bellevue Parks & Community Services on a ranger-led hike or attend an interpretive program.  To find upcoming programs and hikes, check out our calendar of events. For more information about Bellevue's parks and trails, stop by the Lewis Creek Visitor Center or Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center to pick up trail maps, brochures, and program information or chat with a Park Ranger at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station


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Bellevue Botanical Garden

12001 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98005
(P) 425-452-2750  
The Bellevue Botanical Garden is a 53-acre area that includes display gardens, meadows, wetlands, and forests. The specific gardens ...more details

Coal Creek Natural Area

Coal Creek Parkway
Bellevue, WA 98006
(P) 425-452-6885  
-Access Points: Red Town Trailhead parking area of Cougar Mountain Park, at the junction of Lakemont Boulevard and Newcastle-Coal Creek ...more details

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park

18201 SE Cougar Mountain Drive
Bellevue, WA 98027
(P) 425-643-5306  
-Access Points: Red Town Trailhead; Sky Country Trailhead; Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead; Wilderness Creek Trailhead Found within the ...more details

Duthie Hill Park

Duthie Hill Park
Issaquah, WA 98029
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