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Top 10 Seattle City Park Trails #1: Discovery Park Outer Loop Trail

Hiking, Trail Running, Family-Friendly Trails Best of the NW. Ask a Seattleite what the biggest most spectacular park in the city is chances are they will reply “Discovery” without missing a beat. With dramatic open vistas from the south bluffs, descending the winding trails, through the woods to the rocky beach. The Discovery Park lighthouse […]

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Top 10 Seattle City Park Trails #4: Woodland Park Loop Trail

The 1.33 mile loop is occasionally hosts Cyclocross Grand Prix events. This trail’s park-like atmosphere connects the Woodland Park Zoo, rose gardens, sports fields and the Greenlake loops.                

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Top 10 Seattle City Park Trails #5: Washington Park Arboretum and Foster Island Trail

Home to the Japanese Gardens, Washington Park, The Visitor Center and the Foster Island Marshes there is a lot to explore on the 3.5 mile out-and-back trail.

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Top 10 Seattle City Park Trails #6: Seward Park

This pennisula park features grand views of lake Washington and downtown Seattle. The trails weave through some of the best-preserved old growth forest in Seattle connecting with the road that loops through and around the park.              

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Top 10 Seattle City Park Trails #7: Carkeek Park Loop Trail

The outer bluffs trail climbs through the forest, crosses Salmon spawning streams, rolls through stands of giant maple before descending back down to the beach and central play area.                

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Top 10 Seattle City Park Trails #8: Camp Long Trail, Sherman Rock

Hidden away in west Seattle, Camp Long features an outdoor climbing rock, obstacle and ropes courses utilized in the summertime and crossings over ponds all connected by its mile long loop trail.    

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