Explore the most popular trails near Seattle with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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This trail has it all! Hike through the woods, sandy bluffs, Meadow, or down by the beach. Spent my early afternoon here and it was lovely.

trail running
4 days ago

Love going for long runs on this trail

I’m visiting Washington so I decided to drive around Seattle in search of scenic views. I saw pictures of this place online and decided to check it out. Definitely a nice park and the view of Puget Sound is nice at sunset. Had the chance to see the train pass under the bridge so that was cool. Nice place to have a bonfire and relax.

love this trail

8/12/2018 (Sunday) -- Flat easy loop with awesome lake view around wetland and "Kite Hill" for 1 to 1.5 hours in a dry, warm, cloudy day. Very pleasant.

6 days ago

You can never go wrong with a stroll along the beach. Loved this.

A great way to just 'get out of the city ' without having to drive out of the city. Beautiful area.

6 days ago

Seward Park is one of my favorite places in Seattle. Love it.

More of a nature walk. All the same it was gorgeous. And we had a grand ol time. Went with my three kids: 6,4,1

This was definitely more of a walk than a hike. It was stroller friendly and just a great outing for me and my three kids (ages 5,3,1)

This isn't really a hike. More like a nature walk. And it is absolutely beautiful. A lovely spot away from it all, right in the middle of the city.

My first time walking through this park: I'm very disappointed. the only exercise is a long walk to & from the parking lot. There is a very short "trail" not even one mile that I went down. In that short time I saw drug paraphernalia as well as an open bag of drugs right next to where children were playing.

Easy with beautiful views!

The great intersection of this city. Yes it’s crowded but it’s still beautiful and a great place to walk/run/bike/skate/swim and get some exercise. Makes for good people watching and there’s always something going on. If you want to go someplace to connect with the energy of the city, this is the place!

My favorite spot in the entire city. It’s the one place where you can feel like you are out of the city even though you are practically downtown.

The Loop Trail is actually only 2.8 miles around. Same distance as Greenlake but with some elevation here. This AllTrails route includes an extra detour down to the lighthouse and back up to rejoin the loop (there’s a south spur and a north spur that come down from the Loop so you go down one and back up the other to make this larger loop). Going down to the lighthouse is well worth the extra distance as the near-360 degree views of the sound are breathtaking. But for those who might not want to go that far, walking the standard Loop Trail through lush woods and grassy meadows offers plenty of beauty and tranquility for a city stroll.

Living in the neighborhood, I am lucky enough to enjoy evening walks after work on a daily basis. I’ve been doing it for a couple decades and never get tired of it. I doubt that I ever will.

this is a great urban riding paved type trail.

once again, earlier is better. it gets very crowded after 9am.

The city smells like a sewer, high crime and drug use.

Pretty little trail. Good for a nice jog. Enough scenery to keep me engaged.

Woodsy hike. Good views of Puget Sound. Saw a couple of sea otters playing in the water. For a city hike, this is great. It loses a star due to the proximity to the sewage waste plant nearby. For about 20 minutes of the hike along the north boundary of the park, it was pretty stinky. I'm sure it all depends on the wind. I'd recommend coming here early in the morning (I got here at 6AM) as it wasn't busy at all. The trail looks well worn so I'm guessing it's heavily used.

xoxo loved it

Beautiful trail, and surprisingly active considering it’s in the city. You get great views of the water.

walking
26 days ago

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
27 days ago

Very fun walk along downtown Seattle. Went with my boy and we happen to do this during “bite of Seattle”. This event was spectacular and made our block way more fun than I am Magent usually would be. We stopped by a couple of places to get something to eat, my sons favorite was a red white and blue grilled cheese. Not only that, but several of the concert were very fun and we stopped to listen to a few.

This is a pleasant paved walk through a shaded riparian ecosystem that is two miles each way in distance. The grade is minimal, thus the trail can accommodate walkers, runners, cyclists, and those with strollers. We walked from the SeaTac entrance to Puget Sound where we were met by ducks, Canada geese, and gulls. There are distance markers each quarter mile. The only downside is constant jet noise and a sewage treatment plant about halfway along the trail.

Beautiful trail...great place for beginners to experience hiking.

This is a good Loop for beginning hiker.

hiking
1 month ago

I’m a new hiker and not in the best shape so I was hoping for a bit more signage or clearly marked trails. A friend and I took large paths and as we were walking and taking turns the trail would eventually disappear or lead to fenced off areas. We had to turn around and loop back a few times. I’ve never found a super well cleared trail down to the beach only some cinderblock stairs that lead to the back of the parking lot. The beach has great views and you can have a lot of fun after a light walk.

Smells like a dirty bathroom. Not a pleasant or safe place to be. Watch out for the human feces. I would rate it a zero if possible.

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