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
Featured Program - Tuesday Trails 50+ Hiking
This easy hiking series is designed for active older adults looking to explore the beautiful trails around Bellevue. This program meets at North Bellevue Community Center and transportation is provided to the trailhead in the Issaquah Alps, Cascades or nearby natural areas. Watch Tuesday Trails video
Cascade Hiking Club
Join TRACKS for a new hiking series in the Cascade Mountains. This series is meant for hikers ready to level up and move from beginner to intermediate. Trails will have a moderate degree of difficulty perfect for those looking for a challenge.
Explore easy, one mile or less, paved walks that are accessible to all, right here in the Bellevue Parks system. This series of walks is perfect for strollers, scooters, bikes and wheels of all kinds and are perfect if you're looking to explore a new walking path with the whole family. Watch Wednesday Walks video or view the flyer for more information.
Tracks Bike Club
Come ride bikes, play games and hang out with us on early release Wednesdays. We will take a different two to three mile bike ride each week on the trails in Bellevue. Participants must be proficient at riding bikes; this program is not suitable for beginners or those looking to learn to ride. Bikes and helmets are available by request.
Tracks Adventure Camps
Tracks Adventure Camps offer the opportunity for kids 10-13 to bike, hike, swim, and climb. Tracks offers a mix of half and full day camps from June-August.
More information coming soon
What is TRACKS?
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).
Volunteer with TRACKS
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.