Best Trails Near Seattle WA

Seattle has 235 trails in the vicinity, including 49 hiking trails and 44 for walking. These trails range from 0.2 to 39.1 miles in length. The longest trail in Seattle is North Lake Washington Loop a well-known trail measuring 39.1 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Discovery Park and Beach, Seward Park and Discovery Park. Trails.com member Ali H. recently completed Discovery Park.

More information on the best trails in Seattle can be found below.
  • Discovery Park

    5 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Discovery Park is an urban wilderness with more than 150 species of wildlife in its woods and on its beaches. The former army fort is crisscrossed with roads and paths. A 2.8-mile loop trail ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Discovery Park is an urban wilderness with more than 150 species of wildlife in its woods and on its beaches. The former ...

  • Seattle Trail Ramble

    3 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The route offers more than 25 miles of delightful bicycling separated from motor-vehicle traffic. Along the way you'll see Seattle at its best and enjoy the beauty of the quiet countryside. ...
    •  24 miles
    •  Guide

    The route offers more than 25 miles of delightful bicycling separated from motor-vehicle traffic. Along the way you'll see ...

  • Burke–Gilman Trail

    3 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Seattle’s popular Burke–Gilman Trail invites you on a tour of funky Fremont, Lake Union and the ship canal, the University District, Lake Washington, and north-end neighborhoods. You’ll pass ...
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Seattle’s popular Burke–Gilman Trail invites you on a tour of funky Fremont, Lake Union and the ship canal, the University ...

  • Discovery Park and Beach

    3 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Occupying a prominent point between Shilshole and Elliott bays, this former military installation is the largest park in the city of Seattle. Blessed with 534 acres of forests, fields, bluffs, ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Occupying a prominent point between Shilshole and Elliott bays, this former military installation is the largest park in ...

  • Burke-Gilman Trail

    3 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Like a number of the region’s ?at, broad, off-road paved trails, the “B-G” was originally created as a way to move large numbers of goods. Thomas Burke, Daniel Gilman, and 10 other investors ...
    •  24.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Like a number of the region’s ?at, broad, off-road paved trails, the “B-G” was originally created as a way to move large ...

  • 4.5-Mile Loop

    2 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The signage at the run’s entry point indicates the Spine Trail. Follow this singletrack route, which connects to the Outer Loop Trail. Along the Outside Loop, there is a bit of climbing and descending. ...
    •  50 minutes
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The signage at the run’s entry point indicates the Spine Trail. Follow this singletrack route, which connects to the Outer ...

  • Queen Anne Hill and Seattle Center

    2 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The Space Needle was considered innovative architecture when it was built for Seattle’s Century 21 Exposition in 1962. This walk gives present-day visitors a close-up look at the Space Needle ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Space Needle was considered innovative architecture when it was built for Seattle’s Century 21 Exposition in 1962. This ...

  • Chilly Hilly Ramble

    2 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The Chilly Hilly ride, held the last weekend in February, is traditionally the first major event of the bicycling season for Puget Sound area cyclists. Several thousand participants brave wet ...
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    The Chilly Hilly ride, held the last weekend in February, is traditionally the first major event of the bicycling season ...

  • Elliott Bay

    2 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Shipyards with naval frigates or an Alaska ferry in dry dock create an engaging scene, one that is in constant motion and change. There are also routes deep under the waterfront’s piers and the ...
    •  Part Day.
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Shipyards with naval frigates or an Alaska ferry in dry dock create an engaging scene, one that is in constant motion and ...

  • Discovery Park

    2 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Many seasoned trail runners go to Discovery Park for its convenience and beauty. With 534 acres, more than 7 miles of trails, forest, saltwater beaches, a lighthouse, and spectacular views of ...
    •  2 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Many seasoned trail runners go to Discovery Park for its convenience and beauty. With 534 acres, more than 7 miles of trails, ...

  • Seward Park

    2 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The loop trail around the peninsula is bordered on one side by old-growth forest and on the other by Lake Washington, with views of South Seattle and Mercer Island. Special attractions: Old-growth ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The loop trail around the peninsula is bordered on one side by old-growth forest and on the other by Lake Washington, with ...

  • Seattle Waterfront Pathway

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    This pathway and the connected Elliott Bay Trail provide a scenic tour of the downtown Seattle waterfront. Park the car, grab your bike, skates, or walking shoes, and head for the water. The ...
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    This pathway and the connected Elliott Bay Trail provide a scenic tour of the downtown Seattle waterfront. Park the car, ...

  • Pike Place Market

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    One of the great markets of the world, Pike Place Market is just a long grapefruit toss away from the heart of the hotel and financial center of the city. So this “walk” translates into an almost-daily ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.7 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the great markets of the world, Pike Place Market is just a long grapefruit toss away from the heart of the hotel ...

  • Duwamish River / Waterway

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The Duwamish River and the waterway at its mouth provide a unique paddling experience, from fast-water chutes when the tide is going out to dodging ocean-going vessels around Harbor Island while ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    The Duwamish River and the waterway at its mouth provide a unique paddling experience, from fast-water chutes when the tide ...

  • Duwamish Waterway

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The Duwamish River was once a curvy, slow-moving, flood-prone river providing water access and subsistence for the Duwamish people. In the Puget Sound Salish language of Lushootseed, Duwamish ...
    •  Part Day To Full Day.
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Duwamish River was once a curvy, slow-moving, flood-prone river providing water access and subsistence for the Duwamish ...

  • Lake Union

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The origins of Lake Union go back 12,000 years. The lake was carved by the Vashon glacier, which also created Lake Washington. The Duwamish people called it “small lake.” In 1854, pioneer Thomas ...
    •  Part Day.
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The origins of Lake Union go back 12,000 years. The lake was carved by the Vashon glacier, which also created Lake Washington. ...

  • Grand Ridge Park Trail

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Tame to wild in under 30 minutes—that’s the time frame for traveling by mountain bike from downtown Issaquah to the quiet depths of Grand Ridge Park. This route promises steep dirt trails that ...
    •  3-4 hours
    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Tame to wild in under 30 minutes—that’s the time frame for traveling by mountain bike from downtown Issaquah to the quiet ...

  • Washington Park Arboretum

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The Washington Park Arboretum means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Thousands of Seattle residents consider it their personal flower garden. In the springtime, lots of University ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Washington Park Arboretum means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Thousands of Seattle residents consider ...

  • Bainbridge Ferry

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The destination on this 35-minute cruise is the tourist-friendly community of Winslow. At least it used to be known by that name. In an effort to better manage growth in the area, all of Bainbridge ...
    •  3 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The destination on this 35-minute cruise is the tourist-friendly community of Winslow. At least it used to be known by that ...

  • Seward Park Natural History: From Bedrock to Eagles

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    If you’d like a crash course in Seattle’s natural history, Seward Park is an outdoor classroom well suited to your studies. Pick up a trail map at the nature center and venture beyond the perimeter ...
    •  Guide

    If you’d like a crash course in Seattle’s natural history, Seward Park is an outdoor classroom well suited to your studies. ...

  • Ballard

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    On this walk, you will cross the locks, travel through Fisherman’s Terminal, and then glimpse the best view of the canal from the top of the Ballard Bridge. The walk connects back to the locks ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    On this walk, you will cross the locks, travel through Fisherman’s Terminal, and then glimpse the best view of the canal ...

  • Elliott Bay Trail

    0 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The Elliott Bay Trail provides a picturesque tour of Seattle’s downtown waterfront. It connects with the Seattle Waterfront Pathway for a longer stroll or ride along the waterfront. Surface: ...
    •  3.35 miles
    •  Guide

    The Elliott Bay Trail provides a picturesque tour of Seattle’s downtown waterfront. It connects with the Seattle Waterfront ...

  • Port Orchard

    0 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    The creaking of ferry pilings as the big boat snuggles up to the dock is a familiar sound to cyclists who head across Puget Sound for relaxing rides on the Kitsap Peninsula. Bicyclists are first ...
    •  30.9 miles
    •  Guide

    The creaking of ferry pilings as the big boat snuggles up to the dock is a familiar sound to cyclists who head across Puget ...

  • Vashon and Maury Islands

    0 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Ferry across to Vashon Island for a rural 40-mile workout that is one of the most scenic to be found in our region. Off the well-traveled main road, cyclists enjoy tree-lined back roads low on ...
    •  37.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Ferry across to Vashon Island for a rural 40-mile workout that is one of the most scenic to be found in our region. Off the ...

  • South Seattle: Georgetown to Mount Baker

    0 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    Discovering a new neighborhood is one of the joys of urban bicycling, and this route guides you through some less-traveled areas of Seattle. A couple of the neighborhoods, like Georgetown and ...
    •  20.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Discovering a new neighborhood is one of the joys of urban bicycling, and this route guides you through some less-traveled ...