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Arboretum Waterfront Trail

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East Montlake Park

Arboretum Waterfront Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Seattle, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 29 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy
washed out
6 days ago

Some large sections washed out as swamp muck. Expect to be in mud that goes past your ankles and more. Either take your shoes off and go barefoot or wear galoshes. This is especially true on Marsh Island.

hiking
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washed out
29 days ago

hiking
10 months ago

a bit muddy in places.

hiking
Sun Apr 21 2019

Too muddy!!

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muddy
Sat Mar 30 2019

Soggy in places but great on a beautiful sunny day, I would go back

walking
Mon Sep 17 2018

Little muddy when we went in June. Beautiful views. Reflections in the water were amazing! Loved all the lilypads. Doesn’t feel like you’re in the middle of the city.

walking
Sat Jun 02 2018

This was a beautiful, scenic muddy disaster. Come prepared to slog through some deep mud. We weren’t. The end result is my wife and my dog and I were covered in mud. He thought that was great. Us not so much.

running
Fri Feb 16 2018

Thu Feb 08 2018

good walk

running
Thu May 18 2017

The section of the trail on Marsh Island is currently closed due to high water levels. I tried to push through but the trail is basically one large puddle. Could be even worse farther along.

walking
Fri Apr 21 2017

This is a lovely and unique trail you normally don't find in a city. I went in the summer and felt like on an adventure as the road and bridges led me to one surprise after another. At the end of the trail was UW's kayak rent office.

walking
Fri May 27 2016

This is a unique Seattle experience, hiking from the arboretum over to the Lake Washington ship canal and along the canal across from Husky stadium. You'll see scores of boaters on a sunny day during boating season. Pass under the Montlake bridge for a view of Portage bay. Short and scenic hike.

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recorded Lookout Loop

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