Explore the most popular forest 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.

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!

22 days ago

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

1 month 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!

road biking
1 month ago

Very short out to Puget on a bike. Not really good for a major cycling work out. Good trail for people who want an easy workout. Good running trail. Takes you out to Puget Sound. Has trails off of the pavement. You good take a mountain bike on the off shoot trails.

is very nice the falls and everything

beautiful Place to Walk en relax with a nice view

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!

trail running
2 months ago

good walk even in the winter

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

It was nice, in general, with bridges, a creek, and nice trees, but compared to others, not great. It is poorly marked and there were a few tents and trash under the bridges. I went in the rain just to get out, and it served my purpose, but I'll look for another trail next time. Given it's awesome location, I might be back with a better review.

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.

2 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.

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.

3 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.

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

Air is not very fresh.

4 months ago

Recent wind storm made some trails inaccessible or closed off. Did make a decent hike out of it before the ferry

Great place to walk

Nicely paved flat trail in a valley which follows the Des Moines Creek to/from 200th and the Des Moines Park/Marina. While the trail is amidst neighborhoods... it feels very remote and is mostly serene. There is a short part of the trail which passes a waste water treatment facility... so there's a funky smell for less than 100 yards of the trail. We are generally out and about midday on weekdays, so we rarely see other people on trails. We had this one to ourselves most of the time, passed about 3 other people. There are adequate trash receptacles for doggy poo bags, so it's makes this a great option for people with furbabies!!!

Park at either the Des Moines Creek Park lot or at the lot just off 200th and 20th.

We prefer to park at the Park near the Marina... so we can walk the pier and let the dogs play on the beach at the end of the out and back trail.

5 months ago

Dog friendly on leash or dog off leash with excellent use of verbal commands. Most of the time in the fall there is plenty of space for everyone on the trail especially during the weekdays. Crowds during weekend.

Beautiful, peaceful gardens.

Super easy to navigate, well maintained, gorgeous!
It doesn't get much better for an inter urban park!

Super easy and fun!

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