Rather than take my little guy into the mountains for our first time away from the stable I took him to Redmond Ridge. It's a smallish trail system in the heart of Redmond, WA (home of Microsoft) of all places. I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say the trails are groomed! Well marked and covered with a thick layer of wood chips (out here they call wood mulch "hogs fuel" go figure).
As I'm having a little difficulty in adding pics to this post here's a link to my trail review. Redmond Ridge (Redmond Ridge Park in Redmond, Washington)
For our second outing, yesterday, I took him to the Redmond Watershed. I'll post the details once I download the pics etc. (BTW it was even better than the ridge!)
Hope you enjoy,
Trails (A new Washingtonian)