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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.

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

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly




city walk

historic site

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.

6 hours ago

This isn’t a trail, I’m not sure why it’s on here. Pike’s place is a nice place to grab food, but even then it’s over crowded.

bridge out
7 days ago

Wasn’t aware that this was a trail, will be back to speed run

1 month ago

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

1 month 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

1 month ago

Lots of homeless population. Beautiful flowers/fresh fruit

6 months ago

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

7 months ago

Colourful market

9 months ago

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

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.

Mon Jul 01 2019

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

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.

Wed Mar 20 2019

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

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.

Mon Dec 31 2018

Fantastic and surrounded by food!

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!!!

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

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.

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.

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.

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