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The Burke-Gilman Trail


The Burke-Gilman Trail is a popular recreational trail for walkers, runners, cyclists, skaters and commuters. The trail is jointly maintained by Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Special Announcements

Private construction starts on Monday, July 28, that will go through August. Read about the construction that may effect the use of the Burke-Gilman Trail on our blog.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is grateful for the ongoing and dedicated support of
Friends of Burke-Gilman Trail at Sand Point for Burke-Gilman Trail Park.

Volunteers in the Seattle parks put in many thousands of hours every year removing invasive plants, planting native plants, and doing other work that helps make our parks safe, attractive, and sustainable. Without them, we could not do what we do. If youd like to join Friends of Burke-Gilman Trail, supported by the Green Seattle Partnership (GSP), please contact Jim Corson at for information about work parties and other events and activities.

Recent activities include: Friends of Burke-Gilman Trail at Sand Point is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Seattles longest trail and skinniest city park. In the past eight years, the group has contributed 45,200 hours of volunteer service and raised $47,000 for the park.

For other volunteer opportunities and contact information, please see:

We thank you!

Seattle Department of Transportation
Bike Resources

Seattle Bicycle & Pedestrian Program: (206)684-7583
» Burke-Gilman Trail Map & Guide
» Seattle Bicycle Program

Seattle Parks Vegetation Management

» Burke-Gilman Vegetation Management Plan

Updated July 25, 2014

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