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

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beach

forest

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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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Easy trail to walk if you're going down to the lighthouse, a little more moderate going back up. There are well-kept trails and very nice views. The only drawback is the sewage treatment facility that sometimes makes a really foul odor, but it's worth seeing at least once.

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