TRACKS promotes outdoor adventure, youth leadership and environmental stewardship, with a mission to encourage outdoor opportunities that develop life skills and knowledge for all ages, abilities and income levels. photos || video
Tuesday Trails 50+ Spring 2020
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 the 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. Transportation provided.
- Ages: 50+
- Fee: Fee $8 per hike.
- Every Tuesday between April 14 - June 2, 2020, leaving North Bellevue Community Center at 10 a.m., returning by 3 p.m.
- Pre-registration is required - call 425-452-6885, or register here online with the activity number below:
- 4/14 – 2002258, Redmond Watershed Preserve **
- 4/21 - 2002256, Coal Creek Natural Area **
- 4/28 5/5 - 2002261, Tradition Lake *- 2002254, Harvey Manning Trailhead **
- 5/12 - 2002260, Discovery Park **
- 5/19 - 2002259, Red Town Trailhead**
- 5/26 - 2002257, Franklin Falls **
- 6/2 - 2002255, Wallace Falls ***
- 3 star rating system 1* = easy = 2 ** mild 3 *** = moderate
TRACKS was started in the spring of 2007 amid growing concern and research identifying a "nature deficit" in society. Since its inception, TRACKS has effectively infused many Bellevue programs and activities with its six key standards:
- Teaching: teaches skills people can recreate on their own (Urban Cycling Techniques).
- Recreation: provides a healthy option to enhance fitness (Family and Friends Snowshoe Adventure).
- Adventure: offers opportunities for active, experiential learning (Teens Outside High Adventure Camps).
- Competency: helps build skill mastery (Skaters in the Woods).
- Knowledge: promotes understanding of the natural environment (Eastside Explorers Speaker Series).
- Stewardship encourages and creates opportunities for stewardship and volunteer service (Stewardship Saturdays, Teens Outside).
To volunteer with the TRACKS program, or if you are a teen looking for service hours, please email TRACKS@bellevuewa.gov.
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.