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Trail in Coal Creek Natural Area

TRACKS is a Parks & Community Services initiative promoting outdoor adventure, youth leadership and environmental stewardship. TRACKS' mission is to encourage outdoor opportunities for all ages, abilities and income levels, opportunities that develop life skills and knowledge for a healthy community.

Upcoming Programs

TRACKS 2019 Spring Tuesday Trails
This easy hiking series is designed for active seniors looking to explore the beautiful trails around Bellevue. Locations are subject to change based on conditions and weather. We will meet at North Bellevue Community Center and ride to a trailhead in the Issaquah Alps, Cascades, or other scenic areas nearby. Hikes will be about two miles and specifically chosen for the over-50 crowd. Dress for the weather, and bring a lunch and water. See flyer for specific dates and destinations.

Check out more photos from TRACKS adventures!

View a segment about TRACKS on BTV's Lake to Lake show!

TRACKS was started in the spring of 2007 amid growing concern and research identifying a "nature deficit" within society. Since its inception, TRACKS has effectively infused many Bellevue programs and activities with its six key standards:

  • Teaching

    teaches skills to help people recreate on their own, such as Urban Cycling Techniques.

  • Recreation

    provides a healthy option to enhance fitness, such as Family and Friends Snowshoe Adventure.

  • Adventure

    offers opportunities for active, experiential learning, such as Teens Outside High Adventure Camps.

  • Competency

    helps build skill mastery, such as Skaters in the Woods.

  • Knowledge

    promotes understanding of the natural environment, such as Eastside Explorers Speaker Series.

  • Stewardship

    encourages and creates opportunities for stewardship and volunteer service, such as Stewardship Saturdays and Teens Outside.


To volunteer with the TRACKS program, or if you are a teen looking for service hours, please email

Look for TRACKS in the Connections recreation brochure to find classes, activities and events that are part of the TRACKS initiative.

View Ken Burns' "National Parks: America’s Greatest Idea" clip about youth and the outdoors.



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TRACKS - Tuesday Trails Senior Hike

TRACKS - Tuesday Trails Senior Hike

TRACKS - Tuesday Trails Senior Hike