Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

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.

great hike. loved the blackberry bushes. it got noisy sometimes with planes flying over us but other then that I really enjoyed it.

They have a wading pool which you can dip your feet in and is great for kids to play in. There's a little pond with loads of ducks in by the reservoir but no other bodies of water, like lakes, that you can access.
I went up the tower and the views are great, the conservatory was really nice too with lots of exotic plants.

A short and very easy trail but nice if you bring a book or just want a breath of fresh air without hiking up a mountain!

Not too far from Capitol Hill link light rail station, just head up the main street then down roy street and you'll find the park on the right.

hiking
3 days ago

beautiful park, not so crowded in the morning of a weekday. many pretty dogs, some unpicked dog poo poo though.

For being inside of Seattle this is a great place to spend your day.

This trail has it all! Hike through the woods, sandy bluffs, Meadow, or down by the beach. Spent my early afternoon here and it was lovely.

trail running
7 days ago

Love going for long runs on this trail

I’m visiting Washington so I decided to drive around Seattle in search of scenic views. I saw pictures of this place online and decided to check it out. Definitely a nice park and the view of Puget Sound is nice at sunset. Had the chance to see the train pass under the bridge so that was cool. Nice place to have a bonfire and relax.

8/12/2018 (Sunday) -- Flat easy loop with awesome lake view around wetland and "Kite Hill" for 1 to 1.5 hours in a dry, warm, cloudy day. Very pleasant.

10 days ago

You can never go wrong with a stroll along the beach. Loved this.

A great way to just 'get out of the city ' without having to drive out of the city. Beautiful area.

10 days ago

Seward Park is one of my favorite places in Seattle. Love it.

This was definitely more of a walk than a hike. It was stroller friendly and just a great outing for me and my three kids (ages 5,3,1)

This isn't really a hike. More like a nature walk. And it is absolutely beautiful. A lovely spot away from it all, right in the middle of the city.

Easy with beautiful views!

The great intersection of this city. Yes it’s crowded but it’s still beautiful and a great place to walk/run/bike/skate/swim and get some exercise. Makes for good people watching and there’s always something going on. If you want to go someplace to connect with the energy of the city, this is the place!

My favorite spot in the entire city. It’s the one place where you can feel like you are out of the city even though you are practically downtown.

The Loop Trail is actually only 2.8 miles around. Same distance as Greenlake but with some elevation here. This AllTrails route includes an extra detour down to the lighthouse and back up to rejoin the loop (there’s a south spur and a north spur that come down from the Loop so you go down one and back up the other to make this larger loop). Going down to the lighthouse is well worth the extra distance as the near-360 degree views of the sound are breathtaking. But for those who might not want to go that far, walking the standard Loop Trail through lush woods and grassy meadows offers plenty of beauty and tranquility for a city stroll.

Living in the neighborhood, I am lucky enough to enjoy evening walks after work on a daily basis. I’ve been doing it for a couple decades and never get tired of it. I doubt that I ever will.

this is a great urban riding paved type trail.

once again, earlier is better. it gets very crowded after 9am.

Pretty little trail. Good for a nice jog. Enough scenery to keep me engaged.

Woodsy hike. Good views of Puget Sound. Saw a couple of sea otters playing in the water. For a city hike, this is great. It loses a star due to the proximity to the sewage waste plant nearby. For about 20 minutes of the hike along the north boundary of the park, it was pretty stinky. I'm sure it all depends on the wind. I'd recommend coming here early in the morning (I got here at 6AM) as it wasn't busy at all. The trail looks well worn so I'm guessing it's heavily used.

Beautiful trail, and surprisingly active considering it’s in the city. You get great views of the water.

This is a pleasant paved walk through a shaded riparian ecosystem that is two miles each way in distance. The grade is minimal, thus the trail can accommodate walkers, runners, cyclists, and those with strollers. We walked from the SeaTac entrance to Puget Sound where we were met by ducks, Canada geese, and gulls. There are distance markers each quarter mile. The only downside is constant jet noise and a sewage treatment plant about halfway along the trail.

Beautiful trail...great place for beginners to experience hiking.

This is a good Loop for beginning hiker.

hiking
1 month ago

I’m a new hiker and not in the best shape so I was hoping for a bit more signage or clearly marked trails. A friend and I took large paths and as we were walking and taking turns the trail would eventually disappear or lead to fenced off areas. We had to turn around and loop back a few times. I’ve never found a super well cleared trail down to the beach only some cinderblock stairs that lead to the back of the parking lot. The beach has great views and you can have a lot of fun after a light walk.

it's what you'd expect of an urban trail.. lots of people, especially bicyclists, but the trail is quite wide, features a nice view of the bridge and the water and Gas Works Park is a neat park all on its own, featuring views of the Seattle skyline and is a great place to end.

walking
1 month ago

Nice walking trail down to the water

I took away a star because the bathroom stalls aren’t big enough to push a stroller into and there’s no changing tables. But this park is beautiful, I love the coast and environment. We’ll definitely be going back.

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