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Warren G. Magnuson

Warren G. Magnuson Park
Bicycle Riding

 
Warren G. Magnuson Park Information: (206)684-4946
Park Address: 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 > directions
Administrative office visiting address: 6310 NE 74th St, bldg 30 southeast offices
Administrative office mail: 6310 NE 74th St., Suite 109E, Seattle, WA 98115

Warren G. Magnuson Park is big - a bike is a good way to see it all! You can ride on any paved surface in the park. Don't miss the breathtaking views of Lake Washington along the shoreline to the east.

Arrive via the Burke-Gilman Trail, or tote your bike to the park in a vehicle. From the Burke-Gilman Trail, ride about a quarter-mile east to the park entrance at N.E. 65th Street. For younger bicycle riders, the best place to enter the park is also at N.E. 65th Street as there are crosswalks and traffic signals there. If you're in a vehicle, enter the park from Sand Point Way N.E. at N.E. 65th Street or N.E. 74th Street and take a spot in any nearby parking lot.

Just north of NE NOAA Drive (approximately N.E. 80th Street) a trail spur was paved in July 2009 and now provides more direct access to the North Shore Recreation Area. This new trail section ends at Sand Point Way. To enter the North Shore area and Magnuson Park, bikers will need to walk south along the west side of Sand Point Way to a crosswalk at N.E. NOAA Drive. After crossing bikers may either walk south 150 feet  to set of stairs, or 900 feet north to a gateway and paved trail.

While riding, be sure to watch for cars, pedestrians, strollers and other bicycle riders. Please stay on paved surfaces; dirt trails are reserved for walking since the park environment is fragile.
Need air in your tires or snacks for your pack? Near the 74th Street entrance you can find air for a small fee and snack foods at a convenience store, or pastries and other sweets at a nearby bakery.

For more information about local bicycle trails, check the Burke-Gilman trail map, the special web site of the City of Seattle www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikemaps.htm#bgtrail
or  Metropolitan King County www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/Roads/Bicycling.aspx This link will take you off the City of Seattle web site.


 
Updated November 20, 2009

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