Best hiking trails in Seattle

Check out the top hiking trails in Seattle, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Lincoln Park
1. Lincoln Park
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100 local reviews
8011 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle
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+1 206-684-4075
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Kate
The best park with lots of things for the kids including a seasonal pool right on the water, a great hiking tr…
Jeff
This is about 3 miles from our place. Miles of hiking trails, a water slide on the water, amazing views of Pug…
Christopher
Beautiful park with views of the ferries, islands, marine wildlife, Bald Eagles, sandy beach at the south end,…
1. Lincoln Park
1. Lincoln Park
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100 local reviews
8011 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle
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+1 206-684-4075
Kate
Kate
The best park with lots of things for the kids including a seasonal pool right on the water, a great hiking trail to the beach with huge dri…
Jeff
Jeff
This is about 3 miles from our place. Miles of hiking trails, a water slide on the water, amazing views of Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain …
Christopher
Christopher
Beautiful park with views of the ferries, islands, marine wildlife, Bald Eagles, sandy beach at the south end, perfect skipping stones and d…
2. Discovery Park
2. Discovery Park
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181 local reviews
3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle
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+1 206-386-4236
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Jeannette
This is a very unique park. There are hiking trails that cover all kinds of washington state in one 3 mile lo…
Jakub & Muna
AND BEACH! This is the perfect touristy hike! It gives you a glimpse of everything that Seattle's natural beau…
Rob & Suzi
This enormous park is a former military base. Now it's a wonderful place to spend a sunny afternoon with grea…
2. Discovery Park
2. Discovery Park
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181 local reviews
3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle
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+1 206-386-4236
Jeannette
Jeannette
This is a very unique park. There are hiking trails that cover all kinds of washington state in one 3 mile loop: dark green forest, grassy …
Jakub & Muna
Jakub & Muna
AND BEACH! This is the perfect touristy hike! It gives you a glimpse of everything that Seattle's natural beauty has to offer! There are sev…
Rob & Suzi
Rob & Suzi
This enormous park is a former military base. Now it's a wonderful place to spend a sunny afternoon with great views of the Sound, lots of …
3. Seward Park
3. Seward Park
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108 local reviews
5900 Lake Washington Boulevard South, Seattle
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+1 206-684-4396
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Laura
Seward Park is an old growth forest with lots of hiking trails. There's also an awesome playground for the kid…
Bryan
One of my favorite parks in the area, Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' n…
Bryan
'Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' nests, old growth forest, a 2.4 mile b…
3. Seward Park
3. Seward Park
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108 local reviews
5900 Lake Washington Boulevard South, Seattle
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+1 206-684-4396
Laura
Laura
Seward Park is an old growth forest with lots of hiking trails. There's also an awesome playground for the kids and a paved loop around the …
Bryan
Bryan
One of my favorite parks in the area, Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' nests, old growth forest, a 2.4…
Bryan
Bryan
'Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' nests, old growth forest, a 2.4 mile bike and walking path, an amphi…
4. Saint Edward State Park
4. Saint Edward State Park
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16 local reviews
14445 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore
+1 425-823-2992
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Malisa
Just 10 minutes from the studio. This park has many hiking trails that takes you to the shores of Lake Washin…
Bridget
Beautiful hiking trails for all skill levels through deep forest valley down to the shore of Lake Washington. …
Cristen
Peaceful walking and hiking trails through forested land; all paths lead to Lake Washington where one can take…
4. Saint Edward State Park
4. Saint Edward State Park
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16 local reviews
14445 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore
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Malisa
Malisa
Just 10 minutes from the studio. This park has many hiking trails that takes you to the shores of Lake Washington. You will need a Discove…
Bridget
Bridget
Beautiful hiking trails for all skill levels through deep forest valley down to the shore of Lake Washington. $10 parking fee.
Cristen
Cristen
Peaceful walking and hiking trails through forested land; all paths lead to Lake Washington where one can take a dip, or just watch the worl…
5. Cowen Park
5. Cowen Park
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10 local reviews
5849 15th Avenue Northeast, Seattle
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+1 206-684-4075
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Mary
Hiking trails and play ground.
Kelsey
Fun urban hiking trails. Beautiful old trees.
Molly
Park across the street. There is a big playground, fields and trail to take a walk or run.
5. Cowen Park
5. Cowen Park
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10 local reviews
5849 15th Avenue Northeast, Seattle
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+1 206-684-4075
Mary
Mary
Hiking trails and play ground.
Kelsey
Kelsey
Fun urban hiking trails. Beautiful old trees.
Molly
Molly
Park across the street. There is a big playground, fields and trail to take a walk or run.
6. Carkeek Park
6. Carkeek Park
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56 local reviews
950 Northwest Carkeek Park Road, Seattle
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+1 206-684-0877
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Jamie
Reservoir Trail that leads to beach, Hiking Trails, Open field and Playground with a view of the sound high ab…
Justin and Lauren
Everything you could ever want out of a park: Stunning views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, Large f…
Christy
Great beaches right on Puget Sound the park is full of hiking trails and real Pacific Northwest woods. It's wh…
6. Carkeek Park
6. Carkeek Park
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56 local reviews
950 Northwest Carkeek Park Road, Seattle
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+1 206-684-0877
Jamie
Jamie
Reservoir Trail that leads to beach, Hiking Trails, Open field and Playground with a view of the sound high above a Beach with stair access…
Justin and Lauren
Justin and Lauren
Everything you could ever want out of a park: Stunning views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, Large field for frisbee, soccer, etc…
Christy
Christy
Great beaches right on Puget Sound the park is full of hiking trails and real Pacific Northwest woods. It's where locals go. It's cool. Take…
7. Washington Park Arboretum Botanic Gardens
7. Washington Park Arboretum Botanic Gardens
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67 local reviews
2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle
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+1 206-543-8800
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Steph
It's a park, a hiking trail, a beach, a botanical garden. Founding Fathers set aside this land long before an…
Misty
Hiking trails, stunning views from spring thru fall, nice visitor center and new additions from the ring of fi…
J
This is Seattle's best park. You can spend hours here exploring and relaxing.
7. Washington Park Arboretum Botanic Gardens
7. Washington Park Arboretum Botanic Gardens
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67 local reviews
2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle
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+1 206-543-8800
Steph
Steph
It's a park, a hiking trail, a beach, a botanical garden. Founding Fathers set aside this land long before any of us were born to preserve …
Misty
Misty
Hiking trails, stunning views from spring thru fall, nice visitor center and new additions from the ring of fire neighboring countries being…
J
J
This is Seattle's best park. You can spend hours here exploring and relaxing.
8. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
8. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
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43 local reviews
5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma
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+1 253-591-5337
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Susan
This park has a beach, a zoo, restaurant, Fort Nisqually, Japanese and rose garden and lots of hiking trails.
Mary & Mark
Beaufitful views, beaches and hiking trails.
Bruce &Amy
Outstanding entertainment value for couple and/or family excursion w/ reasonable prices. Superbly maintained, …
8. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
8. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
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43 local reviews
5400 North Pearl Street, Tacoma
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+1 253-591-5337
Susan
Susan
This park has a beach, a zoo, restaurant, Fort Nisqually, Japanese and rose garden and lots of hiking trails.
Mary & Mark
Mary & Mark
Beaufitful views, beaches and hiking trails.
Bruce &Amy
Bruce &Amy
Outstanding entertainment value for couple and/or family excursion w/ reasonable prices. Superbly maintained, Pt. Defiance Zoo has a variety…
9. Discovery Park Blvd
9. Discovery Park Blvd
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18 local reviews
Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle
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Jamie
Hiking trails, playground, Native American Cultural Center with view of the Sound....
Joel
Amazing hiking trails! Will also take you by trail, to the beach!
Scott & Breanna
Great City park with hiking trails and views of the Olympic Mountains
9. Discovery Park Blvd
9. Discovery Park Blvd
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18 local reviews
Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle
Jamie
Jamie
Hiking trails, playground, Native American Cultural Center with view of the Sound....
Joel
Joel
Amazing hiking trails! Will also take you by trail, to the beach!
Scott & Breanna
Scott & Breanna
Great City park with hiking trails and views of the Olympic Mountains
10. Snoqualmie Falls
10. Snoqualmie Falls
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75 local reviews
Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie
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Michael
Snoqualmie Falls is about a 40-minute drive outside the city, absolutely worth it if you have the time. Free p…
Penny
It is about a 40- 60 minute drive but well worth it the falls are beautiful I recommend going there along with…
Buck
After admiring our favorite waterfall from the observation deck, make your way down the trail to get an even b…
10. Snoqualmie Falls
10. Snoqualmie Falls
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75 local reviews
Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie
Michael
Michael
Snoqualmie Falls is about a 40-minute drive outside the city, absolutely worth it if you have the time. Free parking with hiking trails and…
Penny
Penny
It is about a 40- 60 minute drive but well worth it the falls are beautiful I recommend going there along with the wine tour just to make th…
Buck
Buck
After admiring our favorite waterfall from the observation deck, make your way down the trail to get an even better view. This is less of a …
11. Camp Long
11. Camp Long
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11 local reviews
5200 35th Avenue Southwest, Seattle
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+1 206-684-7434
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Lauren & Patrick
Secret forest oasis, has open play field, light hiking trails, climbing wall, and ropes course (guided - sched…
Keith & Mario
Nice hiking trails within a short walk. There's also a climbing wall.
Conni & Stew
Walking & activity trails
11. Camp Long
11. Camp Long
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11 local reviews
5200 35th Avenue Southwest, Seattle
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+1 206-684-7434
Lauren & Patrick
Lauren & Patrick
Secret forest oasis, has open play field, light hiking trails, climbing wall, and ropes course (guided - schedule with Seattle Parks).
Keith & Mario
Keith & Mario
Nice hiking trails within a short walk. There's also a climbing wall.
Conni & Stew
Conni & Stew
Walking & activity trails
12. Cougar Mountain
12. Cougar Mountain
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5 local reviews
Cougar Mountain, Bellevue
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Kaiser & Heather
If you are looking to get out of the city Cougar Mountain isn't too far. Great hiking trails with great views…
Leigh
Great location for hiking. Long hiking trails, and no cost!
Wendy
Great hiking trails.
12. Cougar Mountain
12. Cougar Mountain
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5 local reviews
Cougar Mountain, Bellevue
Kaiser & Heather
Kaiser & Heather
If you are looking to get out of the city Cougar Mountain isn't too far. Great hiking trails with great views.
Leigh
Leigh
Great location for hiking. Long hiking trails, and no cost!
Wendy
Wendy
Great hiking trails.