Explore the most popular paddle sports 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.

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.

hiking
20 days ago

Too muddy in some area. Walking through swamps is fine but for biking? No. Maybe in summer it will be better because the trail would be drier. Other than that, it has great lake view. I will come back again if it’s not so muddy.

Easy, great people watching and beautiful for sunsets, meeting friends and an easy place to get a little space in the big city

walking
1 month ago

I have walked around GL for over 30 years (doing it this morning at 76). While the natural scene is great - birds of many feathers, raccoons, trees, it’s the people watching that provides the most most variety! You can get a “peak” of Mount Rainier, see it freeze, or walk around at night with Luminarias to guide you.

I run here almost everyday. It’s an easy 2.8 mile loop with nice, changeable scenery. The people-watching is pretty great, and there’s plenty of wildlife for such an urban setting - I’ve seen bald eagles and other birds of prey, in addition to the ducks and geese (now with their little broods since it’s Spring!). If you’re in Seattle and need a nice running route, this is it.

The waterfront along Lake Union is beautiful. There is a museum and paddle sports rentals and multiple eateries to check out. It is great for a Sunday stroll.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
2 months 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.

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.

walking
3 months ago

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

walking
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

The views.

walking
5 months ago

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

walking
5 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.

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

walking
6 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.

Air is not very fresh.

hiking
7 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

trail running
9 months ago

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

walking
10 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.

walking
10 months ago

Wonderful for daily exercise! Rain or sun this is a safe and entertaining hike.

trail running
10 months ago

Nice loop for an easy run.

walking
10 months ago

Good walk to do, even at night. Just watch out for angry skateboarders...

walking
10 months ago

I've been coming to Greenlake for years. It's a nice easy 2.8mi or 3.1mi walk depending if you take the inner loop or the outer one. Can get busy especially on weekends with runners, bikers, roller bladers. Dogs OK on lease. There's plenty of eateries around the lake area. People swim in the lake but I've been around long enough to know how the water can be problematic at times. it's a great people watching place. There are several parking areas and in the summer would advise you to get there early.

road biking
11 months ago

I have a SUPER RAD group of friends that bike this once a week for a casual, chill ride and catch up time with friends! So many fun mems! ♡ :)

walking
11 months ago

Scenic trail around beautiful lake.

Easy and nice walk in the city.

paddle sports
Sunday, July 09, 2017

beautiful park with a nice lake view. I went paddle boating with my friend. weather was perfect

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