Burke Gilman Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point 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.
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.