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Fairly steep but great trail. Leave early to avoid the crowds.

hiking
1 day ago

beautiful park, not so crowded in the morning of a weekday. many pretty dogs, some unpicked dog poo poo though.

For being inside of Seattle this is a great place to spend your day.

short, but steep hike for conditioning purpose. did it non-stop and took about 50 mins at my pace with a group of friends going up.
the view is good, both from cherico point and poo poo point which is further up.

parking lot is free. took 25 mins from bellevue. great location and great trail.

This is my go to trail and I love it. The hills make for a great workout, the views make it peaceful. Never a lot of traffic.

This trail has it all! Hike through the woods, sandy bluffs, Meadow, or down by the beach. Spent my early afternoon here and it was lovely.

walking
5 days ago

Fun hike close to home. There were some steep hills that work your calves. We took our dogs and ran into quite a few people with dogs. Started this hike about 2 and it was moderately populated. There was a little bit of water in the waterfall.

I was super excited to see all the views with water, but sadly the water was all dried out. It’s got really pretty tree views, cool little bridges, and it’s a decent work out. We ended up getting lost and took an extra 2 miles some where off the trail lol but it was alright just more excersize and pretty views for us! Also, when you get to the “top” there’s no real view to look forward to. Not a bad hike at all, I’ll retry in the fall when I can see the water but if your looking for a view at the top, you won’t find it here.

Easy to Moderate hike we did with friends who don’t hike much, their dogs and little one. It is an easy hike down, but I would consider rating it a little harder than easy, not quite moderate hike back up. There are many benches on the way for those who may need a little break. Lots of tree coverage to keep it nice and cool.

So nice to meander along the Coal Creek looking for little babbling smallerfalls and enjoying the coolness of the little valley. Up to Primrose Loop and back to the main path is nice to get an out-of-city experience in the shade, while staying within the city limits. Bonus points for the gorgeous and plentiful creek bridges all smelling freshly of oil and pine:

Good hike.
A LOT of people thought so.

Good exercise, parking was full at 9am but overflow for $5 was nearby and empty at that time. Dog friendly on leashes.

8 days ago

Seward Park is one of my favorite places in Seattle. Love it.

I was referred to this hike by tons of friends. Let me first start by I think it should be listed as a moderate hike not an easy one that’s for sure. I haven’t been able to hike in a long time due to my medical conditions so I wanted to try a short but beautiful hike. I don’t think my friends kept in mind my medical conditions though. It was a struggle to get back up. But I took it really slow and stopped my times. At least there are plenty of little resting places to stop at. And many benches along the way back up to the top. Smaller children were having a hard time with the hike back up as well. But I do have to say it was very beautiful and rewarding. The hike down was super easy and very green along the way, with a little stream right along side of the path most of the time. So the sound of running water was almost constant. Very soothing. We got there and it was a little chilly walking down to the bottom. But perfectly warmed up for hike back up. When you get down to bottom you get to an open field. Then you walk through a tunnel. At other end of that tunnel is the beautiful beach. Such an amazing scene. I brought along with me my mother, who is in her 60’s and my nephew who is 11. I’m 38. I would do this hike again but would wait a bit longer until I’m a bit stronger for the hike back up. Nobody warned me of that hike back up. I would suggest checking this one out for sure. It’s only about a 2 mile round trip.

More of a nature walk. All the same it was gorgeous. And we had a grand ol time. Went with my three kids: 6,4,1

One of my favorites for shorter hikes.

Trail is ok..make sure to put on bug spray lots of mosquitos all through out the trail.

It’s all worth it at the top, we were lucky to see many paraglider last weekend.

hiking
11 days ago

Much of the trail follows a beautiful stream through relatively dense woods and ferns. The trail is both long and attractive, especially considering its proximity to the city.

trail running
11 days ago

Not very exciting but a decent way to mix up running on sidewalks. Worth a shot if you’re stuck in one of the hotels in the area contracting for Microsoft and need a change of scenery from jogging the campus.

The great intersection of this city. Yes it’s crowded but it’s still beautiful and a great place to walk/run/bike/skate/swim and get some exercise. Makes for good people watching and there’s always something going on. If you want to go someplace to connect with the energy of the city, this is the place!

My favorite spot in the entire city. It’s the one place where you can feel like you are out of the city even though you are practically downtown.

The Loop Trail is actually only 2.8 miles around. Same distance as Greenlake but with some elevation here. This AllTrails route includes an extra detour down to the lighthouse and back up to rejoin the loop (there’s a south spur and a north spur that come down from the Loop so you go down one and back up the other to make this larger loop). Going down to the lighthouse is well worth the extra distance as the near-360 degree views of the sound are breathtaking. But for those who might not want to go that far, walking the standard Loop Trail through lush woods and grassy meadows offers plenty of beauty and tranquility for a city stroll.

Living in the neighborhood, I am lucky enough to enjoy evening walks after work on a daily basis. I’ve been doing it for a couple decades and never get tired of it. I doubt that I ever will.

great walk with the dog definitely had some switchbacks but I was able to make it without a problem

hiking
11 days ago

Good for a morning walk with a buddy! A little anti-climatic at the turn around, but interpretive signs were pretty interesting. I’d do it again.

Beautiful, easy trail. Not many views, though. There is a cool meadow restoration halfway through that is worth reading about. Lots of history along this trail. Perfect for if you need to get some exercise and live nearby, but it doesn’t offer any of the typical PNW views.

Tip: grab a map at the entrance. It is easy to get lost, as there are many trails that intersect.

This is a great trail I take to get to De Leo Wall trail. One of my favorites for my daily hike.

More like a walk than a hike but super fun to do with littles. The beach at the end is great and is a perfect spot for rock skipping, exploring, and picnicking. I definitely recommend this if you’re looking to have a laid back, family day.

A great hour and a half to 2 hour loop! Enough work to keep it interesting, but never too much a challenge to not be fun.

well maintained trail. no views in summer. could be very pretty in the fall, lots of deciduous trees. did not see anyone else on trail.

trail running
14 days ago

A first for me today.... no not the trail running....
But the BLACK BEAR I ran into near the top!
Let’s just say my run time down was a personal best!

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