Discovery Park

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Discovery Park is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Seattle, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from May until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
570 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wildlife

The park provides an open space away from the stress and activity of the city, a sanctuary for wildlife, and an outdoor classroom for people to learn about the natural world. The park is also home to the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Discovery Park is a 534 acre natural area park, located next to the peninsular Magnolia neighborhood in Seattle, and overlooking Puget Sound, with views of the Cascade and Olympic mountains. The park is built on the historic grounds of Fort Lawton, which was originally a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War. The park includes two miles of protected tidal beaches, a lighthouse, open meadow lands, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, active sand dunes, thickets, and streams. The park provides an open space away from the stress and activity of the city, a sanctuary for wildlife, and an outdoor classroom for people to learn about the natural world. The park is also home to the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. No dogs allowed on the beach.

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hiking
1 day ago

A workout! The south beach trail is definitely not wheelchair accessible with lots of steps. But in some places the trails are very accessible. Views are stunning. The lighthouse
/sound is a nice halfway rest. Great rewards!!

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3 days ago

This hike is easy to moderate. Along the way you can pick blueberries and raspberries. To get to the West Point Lighthouse take the hidden valley trail. There is descending of stairs on the way to the lighthouse, be careful to watch your step because some of the steps are warn down (made of wood) and nails. As well, there is a distinct smell from the treatment plant when getting close to the lighthouse.

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loved it

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