Mercer Slough Nature Park, Bellevue

4.5
#3 of 10 in Parks in Bellevue
Mercer Slough Nature Park provides an opportunity to switch your leisurely city walks for something more earthy, wild, and rural. The natural pathways and trails guide through the park, surrounded by towers of trees and winding rivers, making this a home for Bellevue's wildlife, a peaceful place for a family hike, or a solitary run. Kayaking provides a distinctive introduction to these marshlands. Protect yourself from bugs during the summer, but do not be discouraged, as this is also the precise season for picking blueberries from the nearby blueberry farm. Arrive prepared with appropriate footwear, as some trails can be muddy. A visit to Mercer Slough Nature Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bellevue online trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I had really wanted to check out this park but due to construction Google maps never got us there☹️ We’ll try it again some other time.  more »
  • This is a wonderful park with extensive walking trails, which are well maintained. There is an accessible blue berry park near by and you can boat/canoe in parts of the slough.  more »
  • This is a wonderful natural oasis amid this huge urban area. They have great walking trails - bring bug repellent. There are picnic areas, a canoe launch, a blueberry farm, an historic building, and f...  more »
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  • As I kept walking, the trail was getting better and better. Calm and peaceful. Pet friendly. My pet had lots of fun. Beautiful colors of nature. Good parking space. Nice place for photography also :) I couldn't find any birds when I went there may be because of the season. I would definitely go again with my puppy in the summer.
  • Nice soft trails to get away during the day but be prepared for possible wet and even flooded trails during certain times of the year. Bark, wood boardwalk, dirt and concrete sections.
  • Nice trail system and a good place to walk the dog but the real beauty of this place is the slough that feeds into lake Washington. We do a bit of canoeing and this place is great for kids, calm water and a peaceful environment, lots of turtles, an occasional beaver, and a plethora of birds, hereon, eagles and osprey are common. Keep your eyes in the trees and you could be surprised by what you see there.
  • A lovely nature experience within minutesof downtown Bellevue. You can park on the east side at the interpretive center, or on the west side near I90 in the park & ride facility. Then hike miles of well-groomed trails ranging from easy, level boardwalks, to moderately difficult hill climbs.
  • It's beautiful here and it is part of the pudget sound loop for birding. There are lots of easy trails to run and walk on. I don't recommend bikes on these trail. All of the trails link to one another so you can make your own path. One main trail is through wetlands near the slough and the other trail takes you through an old plant nursery with a neat abandoned pump house. Part of the trails are closed due to the sound transit being built but it was still fun to walk. Go early if you don't want to have to accommodate other walkers.
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