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Seward Park Perimeter Loop is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Seattle, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 65 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Road biking Walking Bird watching Running Lake Partially paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs
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Within the Seattle city limits, Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' nests, old growth forest, a short bike and walking path, an amphitheater, a native plant garden, an art studio, miles of hiking trails, shoreline, beaches and more. For more information, see the park page here: https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/parks/seward-park

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/SewardPark/directions.htm I-5 Southbound Take the W SEATTLE BR/COLUMBIAN WAY exit- exit number 163A. Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto COLUMBIAN WAY S. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto 15TH AVE S. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto S COLUMBIAN WAY. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto S ALASKA ST. Turn RIGHT onto RAINIER AVE S/WA-167. Turn LEFT onto S ORCAS ST. S ORCAS ST becomes LAKE WASHINGTON BLVD S. 0.14 miles I-5 Northbound Take the SWIFT AVE. exit- exit number 161- towards ALBRO PLACE. Turn RIGHT onto SWIFT AVE S. Turn LEFT onto S EDDY ST. Turn LEFT onto BEACON AVE S. Turn RIGHT onto S ORCAS ST. S ORCAS ST becomes LAKE WASHINGTON BLVD S. 0.14 miles

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Alaa Abu-Hantash
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Nasaria Valadez
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Nice and wide easy to keep distance from others.

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Heather Cabal
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WalkingGreat!

No parking in the park. The trail is pedestrian only right now, but you can have kids on wheels if you keep them close to you. All in all, a beautiful afternoon in Seattle.

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Jo Ann Henderson
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Good place to Run . Parking is crazy though on weekend.

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Florence Willkom
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Walking

Nice for a walk

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Pao Jimenez
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Stephanie Robyn
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Good for a quick stroll. I guess it’s party cove here on the weekends. It’s more of a walk. I’m about to head inside the forest and check it out.

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Fei Chen
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Very easy trail . Nice people around with masks on .. the park is closed . You could park on the residential streets and walk down. Watch your steps if you walking on the glasses . Dog poo there .

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Kristin ODonnell
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Wednesday afternoon.... busy trail. Paved. Flat. A bit boring. But .... there are blackberries, almost ripe, lovely tart blackberries. I'll come back for the inner peninsula woods.

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Sonia Bermudez
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Hiking

Beautiful, easy trail. Lots of sun so be sure to bring sun protection. Lots of shaded trails as well as little mini sections of beach. This would be a great place for roller blading or picnics. Could easily be done with kids and dogs.

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Lilly Tan-Olabre
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Beautiful, very relaxing views especially at sunset, nice picnic areas but be careful of dog poop! It's everywhere! Kid friendly with easy, paved trails perfect for biking and scooting.

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Caroline Corsones
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My favorite park in Seattle!

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Thao Tang
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Seward Park is absolutely beautiful. The loop was so nice. There was a decent number of people where u wouldnt feel crowded but still felt a sense of community.

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barefoot jon
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RunningBlowdownRocky

June 6, 2020 (Saturday) - 18.8 miles. Having run around Seward Park many dozens of times in the last 25 years of Seattle Marathons, Pumpkin Push and Running Scared 5K's, Seafair Triathlon, etc. I was going to do multiple loops but got bored after two times so decided to explore as many as possible of the interior trails I first checked out in April when, while the governor, county and feds were closing down all their trails no matter what, the cities were keeping their parks open for physically-distanced use. Though I wanted to check them all out in one fell swoop, with the only sign posts I could find being limited to the Perimeter and Sqebeqsek Trails, I got mixed up a lot and even the additional 13.6 miles missed a few so I vowed to try it again sometime on the six Seward Park Trails featured by AllTrails. ETA - and did so in July.

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Mikel/Katie Borgaard/McGinnis
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Parking lot closed, so you have to park on the street. Very busy park. All flat around the perimeter, but there are some cross trails across the park that have minimal elevation gain. Good one for a short hike that doesn't take long. Lots of wildlife.

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Vignesh Balasubramanian
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Awesome! Stroll great views of lake Washington and also spotted various wildlife like turtles ducks herons Hiked on 5/31

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Gina Miller
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Paved, easy, no elevation gain noticeable

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Roger Moffatt
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HikingGreat!
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Morgan Hume
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Easy walking loop

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Kollyn Kaiser
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Great views of rainier! Easy walk

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Trystyn Lee
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Perfect 1 hour-ish walk around the park with views of the lake the whole time. Great for dogs, families, etc. Easy, enjoyable trail.

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Kay H
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Nice easy route with paved trails. Lots of dogs on leashes.

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CAT Theblkfemalehiker
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I've walked this loop almost my entire life, I absolutely love this place.

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Manda Hi
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I love this loop. Great walk even in the rain.

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Muriel Rodriguez Oviedo
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Hiking

Bello lugar. Sector para correr, hacer un picnic, bañarse en verano y caminar entre los árboles. Muy buen lugar para un día muy tranquilo. Llegas en transporte público (50) eso fue lo mejor.

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Wei Li
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Very good for trial running, beautiful lake view

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Georgie Palone
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Running

Beautiful view! All paved. Easy light run

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Louis Dinson
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Hiking

This is an awesome place to go and get your mind off of things, run, or just go on a walk.

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upd 4
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good walk on weekend.

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