Seattle, WA Trails and Parks

Seattle has 235 trails in the vicinity, including 49 hiking trails and 44 for trail running. These trails range from 0.2 to 39.1 miles in length. The most popular trails are Discovery Park and Beach, Discovery Park and Seward Park. Trails.com member Stacey S. recently completed Discovery Park.
  • Discovery ParkView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Walking  
    •  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 army fort is crisscrossed ...

  • Seattle Trail RambleView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Road Biking  
    •  24 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • Burke–Gilman TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    •  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 District, Lake Washington, ...

  • Discovery Park and BeachView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  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 the city of Seattle. ...

  • Burke-Gilman TrailView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    •  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 numbers of goods. Thomas ...

  • Queen Anne Hill and Seattle CenterView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Walking  
    •  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 walk gives present-day ...

  • Chilly Hilly RambleView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Road Biking  
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Elliott BayView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Sea Kayaking  
    •  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 change. There are also ...

  • Discovery ParkView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Trail Running  
    •  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, forest, saltwater ...

  • Seward ParkView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Walking  
    •  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 views of South Seattle ...

  • Seattle Waterfront PathwayView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Pike Place MarketView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Walking  
    •  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 and financial center ...

  • Duwamish River / WaterwayView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  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 is going out to dodging ...

  • Duwamish WaterwayView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Sea Kayaking  
    •  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 people. In the Puget ...

  • Lake UnionView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Sea Kayaking  
    •  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. The Duwamish people ...

  • Grand Ridge Park TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  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 depths of Grand Ridge ...

  • Washington Park ArboretumView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Walking  
    •  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 it their personal flower ...

  • Bainbridge FerryView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Walking  
    •  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 name. In an effort ...

  • Seward Park Natural History: From Bedrock to EaglesView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Nature Trips  
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • BallardView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Walking  
    •  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 from the top of the ...

  • Elliott Bay TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    •  3.35 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Port OrchardView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Road Biking  
    •  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 Sound for relaxing ...

  • Vashon and Maury IslandsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Road Biking  
    •  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 well-traveled main ...

  • South Seattle: Georgetown to Mount BakerView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Road Biking  
    •  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 areas of Seattle. ...

  • Duwamish TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Seattle, WA

    • Road Biking  
    •  25.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This tour skirts one of Seattle’s major industrial regions and stumbles upon historical connections to the living and trading patterns of Native ...