Magnolia Trails Feasibility Study

Updated: January 17, 2017

Winter 2016/17

Phase Two of this project is underway. This phase will include analysis by geotechnical engineers, wetland biologists and more. In the proposed project area many environmental critical areas (ECAs) exist and were identified. These areas include: potential slope slide, steep slope, wetland, and "flood prone" areas. More research needs to be done before determining trail alignment. Permitting costs will also be researched during this phase of work


Between the west end of W Marina Pl up to W Galer St 


$25,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple grant for planning (Phase Two).


Completion: February 2017

Project Description

Thank you Seattle! The Phase One Neighborhood Matching Fund project is complete.

Phase One project goals completed in early 2016:

  • Understand the technical conditions within the study area.
  • Evaluate the feasibility of building a trail for people on bikes and walking to connect between Upper Magnolia/Magnolia Village and Smith Cove Park/Downtown destinations.
  • Identify permitting pathways, costs and issues needing further study.
  • Provide as many "wins" for as many stakeholders as possible.