Watertower, South Ridge, Beach and North Trail Loop is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Kenmore, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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.

2.2 miles
442 feet

dogs on leash


mountain biking

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wild flowers

Discover Pass required at Saint Edward SP.

beautiful trail that gets really steep on the climb up.

8 days ago

Challenging yet doable without lots of experience. I suggest bringing water and a snack to have at the beach!

24 days ago

great trail fun going down the hill to beautiful Lake Washington not for the fragile gets pretty steep & must watch ur footing..

1 month ago

Easy to walk and hike around. Need a few more signs on the trail.

2 months ago

Hiking, swimming, nature walking, cool park! Lots of trails but lots of hills.

3 months ago

Short and sweet! I went on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon with my dog. Once we reached the water, it was a little crowded with people soaking up the Seattle summer sun but we still found a little shaded niche to admire before heading back up the north side.

3 months ago

Nice trail with dogs, your dog can swim, fun :)

4 months ago

The trails a little dusty because we haven't had rain in a while, but it was a beautiful Saturday morning hike.

4 months ago

Nice evening hike to take with dogs.

5 months ago

Did this hike with two eight year olds and a 2 year old in a pack. Hiking up the South Ridge with a chubby toddler on my back definitely made this feel moderate. The kids had no trouble. Lots of snails, slugs, caterpillars, fungi, wildflowers, bugs, baby spider nests, and hollow tree stumps for them to enjoy along the way. Perfect little hike to break in the new hiking boots.

6 months ago

Great trail, easy, nothing too difficult. Great views of the lake. Ive never hiked in the area so this was very nice surprise, the Trees and vegetation, plus the wildlife made it perfect. Very little mud, but bring shoes with grip. $10 per day for parking, dogs on leash. Moderate trail for younger kids, but worth it. On the north side trail there was a sign for aggressive owl but didnt see it. If you take the trail clockwise the inclines are easier

6 months ago

Loved this trail. It’s an oasis in the edge of the city. It’s muddy right now. Signs posted warning about an aggressive owl. Didn’t see one though.

7 months ago

Fun for beginners like me, challenging hills but not too bad. Halfway through you get to the lake which is neat break

7 months ago

Beautiful park with a multitude of challenge levels from mild, moderate, and difficult levels of trails to explore. In the heart of the city!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

beautiful trail and scenery, not too difficult, but allows for a nice walk or exercise depending on your mood.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Delightful! Up and down and scenic! Will be back.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Great trail with beautiful views of the lake. Nice, little private beaches that you can climb down to.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The trail was a little hard to follow but overall very pretty. You could see the water almost the whole time.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

short hike, but nice views

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Beautiful trails by the water, also not too many people!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I love this whole area! It's very well kept and there are many different trails to take that I believe all ultimately end up in the same area. The abandoned building is quite the sight. I felt like I was in wonderland on the trails because you see and hear nothing but trees and the lake. I live near the desert, so it's quite the treat. The ranger on duty at the time was very sweet as well. I did fall into the lake, but that was totally my fault.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Did the grotto trail along with north good 1.6 mile trail with views of lake

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A great moderately easy hike for my son and I to warm up the season with.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Gorgeous! But a big dog tried to eat my small-ish dog at the beach so we didn't stay to enjoy it! Proper harnesses people!!!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Fell in love. Nature is such a beautiful thing.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Well kept. Nice casual trail.

trail running
Monday, August 29, 2016

Awesome trail! Just hiking or use as running trail. Lake Washington as your view makes the workout worth it!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Great trail for daily hiking

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Easy hike. Great for kids, dogs and bikes.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

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