Hiking & Trails

The difference between hiking and walking can be fuzzy, but if you're looking to cover good distance on flat terrain, or tackle some hills, or find a bit of wilderness in the city, here are some ideas and resources.

Discovery Park, Seattle's Largest

Discovery Park covers 534 acres and includes miles of trails on majestic bluffs, along beaches, across hilly meadows and through forests old and new. Some people say it's as close to wilderness as you can get within city limits. Here's a trail map and more info on the park.

Other parks with "get away from it all" hikes: 

If you like walking a (mostly flat) distance, try:

You can also visit Washington Trails Association online for short or long walk and hike ideas in Seattle, as well as membership websites like AllTrails.

Or you can simply use your favorite search tool and key in "hikes near me" or "best city hikes in Seattle" for other ideas.

Happy trails to you!

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