Burke Gilman Trail is a 4.8 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Seattle, WA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
The Burke-Gilman Trail runs more than 18 miles from Shilshole Bay in the City of Seattle to the City of Bothell where it intersects the Sammamish River Trail. The trail is a paved, off-road facility over its entire length with the exception of an on-road segment in Ballard. Converted rail trail along Lake Washington in Seattle. Connects to the North Creek and Sammamish river trails in Bothell.
I used to live near this trail, so it was neat to revisit the area recently. The BG is part of the Rails to Trails program.
It's the B&G, how can you not like it ?!
Wonderful and busy trail in Seattle. Great for recreational cyclists, runners and lots of bike commuters.
We started out ride on the BGT at Gas Works park. Soon after passing under I-5 we entered the UW campus area and began encountering numerous major construction projects. Detours were poorly marked and we were forced onto busy streets and sidewalks. Finally, around the UW sports complex, we lost the trail completely. At that point we turned around and rode through the campus (this was a nice ride). I suggest bypassing the UW campus portion of the BGT until construction is completed. Instead, go west from Gas Works Park through Fremont and Ballard or start in Bothell and ride south.
I bike ride and hike this trail many times; smooth easy and scenic trail!
Fantastic trail for miles of unobstructed anything!
Awesome city trail!
Rollerblade from the brewery in woodinville to a coffee shop in seattle- yes you can on this trail!
Perfect trail to train on for a half-marathon!
a great trail for viewing wine country, metro areas lake washington
Great, easy, paved trail that will take you from Woodinville (via the Sammamish River Trail) all the way to Seattle. Once you get to Lake Washington, there are some great restaurants and pubs that you can make your way to for lunch. The Elliot Bay Public House and Brewery is definitely worth a stop for some of their awesome food (and desert), plus the beer of course is great. Watch out for the huge hill climb to ascend from the trail up to the city streets, you'll probably want to get off your bike and walk it.
Nice trail biking, running and walking
Walking, biking or on foot, there's no better way to explore the city.
Very nice trail for biking, running or walking. It can get a little crowded on sunny days but still nice. I ride a3.8 mile portion of the trail to get to work, much better than a bus. :)