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.

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.

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.

hiking
2 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.

hiking
3 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!

trail running
3 months ago

great place to walk, run, skate, etc. any sort of work our you choose

Beautiful! I loved everything about this place.
The koi fish are very peaceful to watch and there is so much diversity between the plants here.

walking
3 months ago

Amazing that this forest is in the middle of the city. Beautiful. Will definitely return.

Easy trail to walk if you're going down to the lighthouse, a little more moderate going back up. There are well-kept trails and very nice views. The only drawback is the sewage treatment facility that sometimes makes a really foul odor, but it's worth seeing at least once.

Nice hour long hike. There's cool viewpoints but a lot of side trails that aren't marked.

walking
4 months ago

Beautiful run/walk but a little too busy for me and the water is great early summer for swimming but gets a little mucky by end of summer. Still a great park.

Cute spot with many hidden trails

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