hiking
19 days ago

Too muddy in some area. Walking through swamps is fine but for biking? No. Maybe in summer it will be better because the trail would be drier. Other than that, it has great lake view. I will come back again if it’s not so muddy.

hiking
1 month ago

It's a short walk with an amazing splash of colors. Perfect for a family walk or a quick photo backdrop for couples.

walking
2 months ago

5/12/2018 (Saturday) - Azalea bloom not as impressive as last year. Walk from new parking lot by the new bike path at the south end of Azalea Way. Walk to Foster Island lakeside, but return from the muddy section.

walking
5 months ago

good walk. we did it with our dog on leash in january. (bit muddy on the islands but good)

trail running
Thursday, May 18, 2017

The section of trail on marsh island is currently closed because of high water levels. It is super muddy/ not passable.

walking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

5/9/2017 (Tuesday) - Bus 48, 24th/Calhoun stop, 1 mile in the park. Azalea blooms. Sunny and warm afternoon. Few visitors there.

hiking
Monday, April 04, 2016

Nice easy afternoon hike with family after work. Trail is muddy, not surprising, as most is a marsh. Bridges need some repair, but nice wetland ecology in the city. Frogs, turtles and lots of birds in the heart of Seattle.

walking
Monday, May 19, 2014

It was a fun walk with our family (7 kids ages 8-18). They all enjoyed. Some were upset about all the mud they had to walk through, but after they all reconciled themselves to the fact that it was a trail of mud everyone had a great time. Yes at this time of year there was a lot of mud. At several points in the trail you had no choice but to walk in mud several inches deep. I think the best footwear is beach shoes, rubber boots, or sandals. Or if you have the feet for it just go barefoot.

We started from East Montlake Park and didn't go past the last island. For that area it was all flat, so no climbing hills.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Great hike for kids to check out the lake. Tons of birds and other animals. Renting a kayak or canoe is a great call here to see things from the other angles. You have to go to the other side of the lake (just to the north) to rent them but worth the trip. it can get pretty crowded here in the summer and on weekends.
http://www.washington.edu/ima/wac/

walking
Friday, August 03, 2012

In the WA park arboretum in Seattle, this is only one of many trails within this urban park. Trail maps will teach you about botany along the way.

walking
Friday, August 03, 2012

Spectacular short walk on a sunny summer day. Boats returning from Seafair through the Montlake cut were quite a show.
Another option: Rent a canoe at the UW or kayak through the wetlands.

walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

trail running
Friday, June 09, 2017

on Foster Island Trail

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

walking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Sunday, October 16, 2016

walking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

walking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

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