Burke Gilman Trail

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Burke Gilman Trail is a 29.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Seattle, Washington 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.

29.2 miles
823 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


road biking

trail running




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.

6 months ago

Fun biking trail!

8 months ago

within Seattle city limits the trail winds through UW on the streets. not very well maintained.

trail running
8 months ago

9 months ago

Nice trail for biking, very well maintained with great views of the lake. Plenty of spots to take a breather and sip some water. It merges into Sammamish river trail which makes for scenic ride along the river bank.

trail running
Saturday, June 04, 2016

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.

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It's the B&G, how can you not like it ?!

Saturday, May 07, 2016


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Very nice

road biking
Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Wonderful and busy trail in Seattle. Great for recreational cyclists, runners and lots of bike commuters.

road biking
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

I bike ride and hike this trail many times; smooth easy and scenic trail!

trail running
Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fantastic trail for miles of unobstructed anything!

trail running
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Awesome city trail!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Rollerblade from the brewery in woodinville to a coffee shop in seattle- yes you can on this trail!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Perfect trail to train on for a half-marathon!

road biking
Thursday, January 24, 2013

a great trail for viewing wine country, metro areas lake washington

mountain biking
Thursday, August 16, 2012

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.

road biking
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Nice trail biking, running and walking

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Walking, biking or on foot, there's no better way to explore the city.

road biking
Friday, June 24, 2011

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. :)

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