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.

3.9 miles 570 feet Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

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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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3/19/2017 (Sunday) - Group. A rare sunny day in early spring. Lots of people come out to enjoy the weather (55F). Parking is overcrowded. Many people widely spread to various trails, which become very busy in the afternoon. So, we come early by braving the morning chill (32F).

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