Explore the most popular hiking 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.

Fab walk on a gorgeous sunny day

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Not really hike but a nice space to walk through an old growth area in the middle of the city. Quiet and peaceful with meandering trails through the woods.

Can be muddy so be prepared to get your shoes dirty.

It’s a nice easy hike. Beautiful views of bluff, beach, and the Olympic range in the distance. Try to plan your trek just as low tide arrives. The ocean leaves beautiful tide pools brimming with starfish and other animal life.

Saw an eagle!! At the lighthouse

trail running
13 days ago

I still have yet to make it into the city on this track but definitely great for checking off miles!

Nice easy trails, great to bring dogs on. The loop is 4.4 mi but the network is extensive and you could easily double that if you want.

Good trail with very nice views and ocean nearby and it's easy.

Nice stroll, not too far and easy.

Scenic trip - great trail surface. Views of the lake are stunning especially on a beautiful Fall day. I could see it being muddy if it had recently rained. We combined this along with the Washington Arboretum trail which made for a nice long walk/hike.

Best on clear days when you can see Mt Rainier hovering over Lake Washington.

Great walk with enough going on to keep it interesting.

Little muddy though. Went in June.

Little muddy when we went in June. Beautiful views. Reflections in the water were amazing! Loved all the lilypads. Doesn’t feel like you’re in the middle of the city.

nature trips
1 month ago

A nice afternoon walk around the lake

walking
1 month ago

great for walking and for kids to ride bikes

hiking
1 month ago

good trail for beginners like littles. my kids do fine 5,4, and 22mo.

Beautiful loop! Great views of the water and some good woods. Not crowded on a Thursday early afternoon. I just walked it but would also be a really fun run. On my trek today I came across a cell phone lying in the brush - I brought it to the visitor's center. Hope you find it!

walking
1 month ago

2018/09/08 Saturday (Hiking Date). Good 3 Mile Walk around the lake. Paved road throughout the trail and beautiful lake. Kids play area and rest rooms at multiple points. Best place to spend time walking together as family.

A nice trail for being in a city. I hiked it mid-day on a Monday and I did not experience a lot of traffic. The trail was generally clean but I was annoyed to see bike-share bikes being left at random points. I'll be back to hike it again since it is close to home and it makes a nice post-workday stress reliever.

9/8/2018 (Saturday) - Mostly cloudy, 62-68F, cool early fall morning. Nice view around. Peaceful environment.

This trail is readily accessible via public transportation, which means it's also a busy trail. Great for a nice relaxing stroll while also enjoying some nature!

I love this place. I've been in, outside, on, underneath, and throughout this great place. Please bring a pack with your 10 essentials for this one. Trekking poles optional!!!

Beautiful trail. Make sure to wear tennis shoes and not sandals. There are stunning views and it is hard to believe such a peaceful place exists a stones throw away from the city.

Interlaken is looking so nice. Here you can find the classics of Alpine and the image of mountain.

walking
1 month ago

More of a nature walk than a hike, although there are some (very short) steep portions of the trail. Nice little jaunt through the trees near Alaska Junction!

Heads up that part of the north beach trail is currently closed as of 8/25 (area where you’d go up the stairs after going by the light house if you by going toward the birds nest- see pics). We didn’t know until about 3 miles in and had to turn around. Otherwise it was lovely.

Had the entire beach to myself at first! Spotted lots of wildlife: herons, seal, crabs!

Hiked this loop— down along Piper’s Creek with stops at the Orchard and waterfront, then a return loop via the South Bluff. Very pleasant!

Walked it with our cat, easy loop not much elevation. Stinks by the beach due to the sewer plant but other than that great area right in Seattle for a walk, bike, or run.

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