Pike Place Market is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Seattle, Washington that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.5 miles Elevation Gain: 45 feet Route Type: Loop

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Explore the Food, Crafts, and History of Seattle's Pike Place Market. Not a hike per se but a great place to stretch your legs and take in the sights and sounds of Seattle's famous tourist destination. Seattle's famous Pike Place Market has been one of the city's most lively attractions since it opened in 1907. Today it is your one-stop-shop for seafood, meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, crafts, wines, souvenirs--you name it! It is no wonder why this world-famous market is commonly referred to as "The Soul of Seattle." Around 1906 the price of oinions in the city rose 10 times in price. Local citizens decided that enough was enough and they would try to cut out the middlemen to lower the prices and allow farmers to sell directly to consumers. On August 17, 1907 eight farmers brought their goods for sale to the market's first opening whey were surprised by a crowed of over 10,000 people waiting for their produce. Within the first few hours they sold everything and the market has been thriving ever since. Today it seems just as busy with over 10 million visitors every year from around the world. Inside the market houses over 200 businesses and almost as many independent craftsmen, farmers, and street performers all trying to benefit and making a living from the throngs of people every day.

hiking
9 days ago

Market walk, wouldn’t call it a trail, but a great destination

22 days ago

This is a market and as much a trail as your local mall. Not sure why it's included here. As a market, it's 5 stars. As a trail. . . hahahahahahahahahahaha

hiking
29 days ago

Lots of homeless population. Beautiful flowers/fresh fruit

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice trail but crowded FYI you are not supposed to see every thing just come again

hiking
6 months ago

Colourful market

hiking
8 months ago

Fun place to visit, lots of interesting shops and restaurants. Usually crowded during the summer.

walking
10 months ago

I always enjoy taking a stroll through Pike Place, but I don't enjoy the crowds. Thus the 4 stars. I definitely recommend going early, so you're not dodging people left and right. Probably the most touristy part of the city besides the Space Needle. Buy some flowers before you leave. They're stunning and CHEAP. You'll thank me later. Take an offshoot and check out the gum wall if you haven't yet. It's weird and fun and gross and I can't help but love it.

hiking
11 months ago

Ridiculously crowded that I could only manage the tea spice shop, a fish sandwich restaurant and a artisan jewelry stand.

walking
Fri May 24 2019

Love coming here each time I visit Seattle. Easy to walk around and navigate and take in both the views and the market.

walking
Wed Mar 20 2019

Fun market experience, be sure to also visit the gum wall near the Market Theater area

hiking
Sun Mar 10 2019

This is a no brainer if you are visiting Seattle. It is so much fun to walk around and look at all the local souvenirs, fresh seafood, and fruits. Meanwhile you have local musicians playing for you. It is so much fun.

walking
Mon Dec 31 2018

Fantastic and surrounded by food!

walking
Fri Dec 28 2018

Walking, food and fun!

Mon Nov 12 2018

Interesting walk through the food and craft Mecca of Seattle

Wed Sep 05 2018

I love this place. I've been in, outside, on, underneath, and throughout this great place. Please bring a pack with your 10 essentials for this one. Trekking poles optional!!!

walking
Fri Aug 17 2018

I have to say, I think it's hilarious that this is mentioned as a 'trail'. HAHAHAHA! It is always fun to walk around Pike Place. Fish throwing etc. Classic.

Mon Jul 30 2018

xoxo loved it

walking
Sun Jul 22 2018

Ok walk along Pikes place market. I’ve walked here several times for shopping and to take my out-of-state friends sight seeing. I give this four stars because this would be a very nice walk for a tourist but it is nothing special for someone who is local.

walking
Sat Jun 23 2018

Fresh produce and people watching.

Thu Jun 14 2018

Stenuous hike filled with switchbacks. Lots of E gain and losses. Will definitely need an ice axe and crampons in the spring and winter. Great inlets with fresh fish.

Sat Jun 09 2018

I sometimes go before work. I grab a coffee, maybe snatch up one of the first Proskey Proskey as they open and watch the market stir to life.

walking
Mon Jun 04 2018

Love the array of things you see and smell on this walk. It was very busy on a Sunday mid morning but it was nice!

Sun May 27 2018

Nice place to stroll and grab lunch. People watching.

walking
Tue May 22 2018

Pikes Place is a lot of fun to check out. Lots of little shops and tons of very fresh Seafood. The very first Starbucks is located on this route and a ton of yummy pastry and ice cream shops. This place is alive with sights and smells, arts and crafts and really neat to explore

walking
Mon Apr 23 2018

Very cool area. Great assortment of food available. Went on a weekend, very crowded, but fun.

walking
Wed Apr 18 2018

Fun place to visit, lots of sea food and stuff to see. Fun for everyone! Cant wait to visit again!

walking
Sat Feb 10 2018

One of the most famous marketplaces in the country. Lots of interesting stands with a lot to offer. Food, art, t shirts and souvenirs, jewelry.

Sun Dec 17 2017

I've made only one trip to Seattle and Pike Place Market was a must see for me. The amount of fresh seafood and beautiful produce was staggering....if I lived in Seattle I'd be here several times a week!!

walking
Fri Oct 20 2017

Thu Aug 31 2017

Crowded.

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