Explore the most popular beach 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.

Well maintained trail and provides some amazing views of downtown Seattle, the olympics, and more.

The lake is very serene and the multitude of bird species are quite used to all the human foot traffic. It is paved and a great place for a walk, bike ride, stroller or jog.

It is a nice clean trail. You can either walk on pavement or on gravel. It can get very crowded however and then you have to focus more on maneuvering around people than the scenery of the park.

great walk in May. cool weather is perfect for it

5/3/2018 (Thursday) - Start from Montlake/WA520, pass through the park by Azalea Way, then go along Madison St to the lakeside park (Madison Beach). Azalea in the park has not been in full blossom yet. It takes about 70 minutes for a relaxed walk. A very pleasant city walk in a luxurious residential/commercial district. The view across the lake is awesome.

Nice walk with great views of the Sound. Not exactly roughing it here with all the benches, markers and paved roads you have to cross, but you'd never guess you were only 20 minutes from downtown Seattle.

You'd never know you were within Seattle, great place to get lost for awhile.

hiking
25 days ago

Great but crowded place for a walk or a run.

Great scenery, rain or shine... for those who want to swim in the lake...On top the lake (boat, kayak, etc.) cool, in it, oh my no.

Great walk for being in a large city ! Excellent views

favorite trail by far

Very beautiful path. I was on a road bike and it’s nice that the paths keep a rolling gate to them and that the signs for when to walk your bike were easily visible.

gorgeous views, decent bird watching from time to time, and best crowded place to walk briskly the loop is 3miles. great place to workout, or catch up with friends and family.

I love it here there is usually ample parking. the magnolias are stunning right now!

walking
1 month ago

Quick walk in the mornings. Great way to start off your day.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful trails! Saw a family of seals swim off the shore, enjoyed the sunshine, met some awesome folks (and pups) throughout the day. Easy parking, and you can take the bus there too!

walking
2 months ago

This trail offers a picturesque view of the bay and downtown Seattle. But the constant traffic noise is somewhat irritating.

2 months ago

The views.

Great easy trail with nice views and some spots to stop for a picnic.

Being in the city can be stressful and having access to green spaces like this are invaluable to mental and physical health! This is a great place to walk to get your fill of chlorophyll when you can't get out for the weekend. Most trails are gravel, which means access for those who have difficulty walking. There are numerous benches along main paths to stop and rest if needed. You are able to get both green and blue scenery with trails that lead to Lake Washington. You do have to cross under ST 520 to get to the lake but the bridge construction will soon get rid of the walking tunnel under the bridge and make it more pleasant. 4 stars for accessibility and only one star off for the noise of the cars, but hey in the city that's a given!

Go to place for an easy walk for my pups!

walking
3 months ago

good walk. we did it with our dog on leash in january. (bit muddy on the islands but good)

Beautiful scenic trail through the woods and heart pumping elevation climb. Some of the down hill paths are very muddy this time of year. Personally, I fell twice and left the trail coated in mud but still enjoyed the walk.

walking
3 months ago

Great daily walk! It is beautiful and accessible in all seasons and weather. Does get crowded on holidays and when weather is good.

This is a neat, well-maintained loop. The western section offers picturesque views of the bay, beach, and lighthouse.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice neighborhood stroll on a paved path around the lake. Great for walking your dog or catching up w/ a friend.

Beautiful, easy hike that makes for a lovely weekend stroll. Bring the kids or a dog and enjoy change of scenery as the trail goes from woods to coastline beach. Some areas were a tad muddy for walking shoes, and the area by the lighthouse can get windy in the winter.

walking
4 months ago

Nice and chill trail. Fun for all ages. Best time to visit is when the sun goes down and enjoy the sunset on the beach.

Very fresh air

this park is in a sad state right now, didn't enjoy it a bit

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