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Best trails in Seattle

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Looking for a great trail near Seattle, Washington? AllTrails has 79 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Squak Mountain State Park or Saint Edward State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area or Discovery Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 70 easy trails in Seattle ranging from 0.6 to 22.1 miles and from 6 to 577 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Seattle
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#1 - Discovery Park and Lighthouse Loop Trail
Discovery Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Note: As of May, 2020, users have reported that the Parking lots are closed due to COVID-19. Please consult the park's website before visiting. The park provides an open space away from the stress anShow more
#2 - Green Lake Trail
Green Lake Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
One of Seattle's most beloved parks. This hike loops around Green Lake. Geologists say the Vashon Glacial Ice Sheet, which also formed Puget Sound and other area lakes, formed Green Lake 50,000 yearsShow more
#3 - The Washington Park Arboretum
Washington Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
The Arboretum is a hidden gem on the shores of Lake Washington. Jointly managed by UW and the City of Seattle, its 230 acres are a dynamic assortment of plants found nowhere else.Show more
#4 - Seward Park Perimeter Loop
Seward Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
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, Show more
#5 - Alki Trail
Hamilton Viewpoint Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
A portion of Alki Trail between Riverside and the Port of Seattle Jack Block Park This trail rides along the northern and eastern shore of West Seattle along Alki Avenue. Largely riding on a widened Show more
#6 - Kubota Garden Natural Area Trails
Kubota Garden
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 22 m
Kubota Garden Natural Area Trails is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Seattle, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The traShow more
#7 - Cable Line Trail to West Tiger #3
Tiger Mountain State Forest
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
Cable Line Trail to West Tiger #3 is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Seattle, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primariShow more
#8 - Burke-Gilman Trail: Ballard Bridge to Bothell
Woodland Park
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Length: 18.3 mi • Est. 7 h 38 m
The Burke-Gilman Trail runs more than 18 miles from Shilshole Bay in the City of Seattle to the City of Bothell where it intersects the Sammamish River Trail. The trail is a paved, off-road facility oShow more
#9 - Normandy Beach Trail
Marine View Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 37 m
Note: Users have reported that this beach may be on private property. Marine View Park, consisting of 27.37 acres of heavily wooded bluffs and ravines, is located between Marine View Drive and Puget Show more
#10 - Lincoln Park Trail
Lincoln Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Big fields, forests, trails, a pool, a beach. Just a great park right in the middle of West Seattle. Lincoln Park is West Seattles major multi-purpose park a nose-shaped bluff on Puget Sound just noShow more
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