Pike Place Market

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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
45 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

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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.

8 days ago

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.

13 days ago

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
18 days ago

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!

25 days ago

Nice place to stroll and grab lunch. People watching.

walking
1 month ago

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
1 month ago

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

walking
2 months ago

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

walking
4 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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
8 months ago

9 months ago

Crowded.

walking
11 months ago

great place to see the best of Seattle

walking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

nice area to go during sunset. So many ppl there

walking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

It was enjoyable, very crowded today.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

no trees no wilderness just concrete and no trail .

Monday, May 09, 2016

lol for one: this isn't a trail nor a hike. and two teeing to traverse Pike place market on any day other than a Tuesday morning is anything, but easy. for only advanced and daring tourists only.

walking
Monday, April 11, 2016

Visited here a few times; Pike Place Market (claims to be the oldest farmer’s market in the country and the most interesting destination in Seattle) is at the Waterfront (1st Ave. and Pike St.); the stalls are deserted by 6PM so don't arrive late; it is 8 stories above the harbor on a bluff, with two ways to climb - via elevator hidden at base of the market or take the Harbor Stairs (good set of stairs with shops and gardens). Don’t miss Rachel the Pig (sit and take a picture!) - she marks the main entrance to the Main and North Arcades, which are full of fresh produce and shops. The South Arcade is the newest wing. Watch the "flying fish" at Pike Place Fish and watch out for the Monkfish. Down the street from Pike Place Fish is "the original" Starbucks - years ago this narrow space at 1912 Pike Place was the only Starbucks in the world. Be sure to notice how different the mermaid here looks compared to the official logo. Eat lunch at Etta's Seafood (prior to 3PM), park at the Pike Place Parking Garage at 1531 Western Ave. Enjoy the crowds, always something going on!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Great place, but I don't think this should be listed in AllTrails.

walking
Thursday, March 17, 2016

When in Seattle, you have to visit Pike's Place. A cruise ship was docked nearby and made the crowds there ridiculous. Be sure to stop by the places that throw the fish! Finding a parking place will probably be almost impossible.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Not really a hike but worth seeing!!!

walking
Friday, January 22, 2016

More "commute" than "hike." Any exercise I get is countered by a stop to Le Paniere, which is impossible to pass by.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This is NOT a hike or a trail. It's a Farmer's Market essentially.

walking
Monday, June 30, 2014

Touristy but awesome and fresh

walking
Friday, May 09, 2014

This isn't a hike, not at all sure why it's on here. This is where tourists go when they come to Seattle.

walking
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nice to walk around and see the marketplace, but this shouldn't be considered a trail. Took my parents here when they came to visit and they enjoyed it as "tourists".

walking
Saturday, March 01, 2014

Not all it is chalked up to be bit a great little adventure with out of town guests

hiking
Monday, July 29, 2013

Tons of local venders and yummy food. Definitely always packed with tourists and locals, but still fun. Keep an eye on your money! There are pick picketers all over

hiking
Thursday, May 23, 2013

A fun experience and a must go place on your visit to Seattle!

walking
Sunday, May 12, 2013

Gum wall

hiking
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Did the hike when we were there on vacation; actually did it 4 times. Nice farmers' and crafts market place, especially the Tula Bug booth.

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