They do many of the bus hikes described in this guide.
Here's an active Seattle transit hiking Meetup group:
A Whitebark Guide ©
Introduction to Metro hiking
To find a hike, follow one of these links:
Hikes on Puget Sound Islands
Hikes east of the Lake: Bellevue, Kirkland, etc.
Hikes in the Eastern Suburbs
Hikes North of Seattle
HIkes South of Seattle
Hikes in East King County
Hikes in the Issaquah Alps
Overnight Camping or Backpacking by Bus
Backpacking and Longer Excursions
The Link Light Rail extension to Angle Lake has now opened. This makes reaching the Des Moines Creek Trail a simple one seat ride from downtown Seattle.
I haven't done much maintenance on this site recently, but most of the bus hikes in here should be doable although some bus routes may have changed. Check before you go!
There is an active bus hiking Meetup group in Seattle - check them out! They do some of the hikes described here.
The increasingly popular ride service Uber can fill in where bus service is lacking. I did a long hike from Marymoor Park to Sammamish State Park on the lakeshore trail, and rather then trying to return from Issaquah using the sparse and indirect bus routes, I used Uber. Worked quite well and the ride back was quick. If Uber is operating in the North Bend area, that would open up a lot of interesting hiking possibilities.
Added a new walk along Thornton Creek in north Seattle
You can contact me at NWHikers.net (log in to your account - or create one if you don't have an account (it's easy) - and send a private message to whitebark).
Therefore, use the information at your own risk!
Here's King County's official bus information site:
Here's another "hike by bus" website, geared more for the hard core backpacker:
Tiger Mountain, a hiker's paradise easily reached by bus
Photos were taken by the author (whitebark) unless otherwise noted.