Best hiking trails in Seattle

Check out the top hiking trails in Seattle, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Discovery Park
1. Discovery Park
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402 local reviews
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle
Open · Closes 11:30 PM
+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…
Rob & Suzi
This enormous park is a former military base. Now it's a wonderful place to spend a sunny afternoon with grea…
Jakub
AND BEACH! This is the perfect touristy hike! It gives you a glimpse of everything that Seattle's natural beau…
1. Discovery Park
1. Discovery Park
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402 local reviews
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle
Open · Closes 11:30 PM
+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 …
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 …
Jakub
Jakub
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…
2. Carkeek Park
2. Carkeek Park
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125 local reviews
950 NW Carkeek Park Rd, Seattle
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 206-684-0877
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Ashley
This park has it all - best accessed by Uber or a rental car, it's totally worth it - it offers hiking trails,…
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…
2. Carkeek Park
2. Carkeek Park
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125 local reviews
950 NW Carkeek Park Rd, Seattle
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 206-684-0877
Ashley
Ashley
This park has it all - best accessed by Uber or a rental car, it's totally worth it - it offers hiking trails, salmon streams, a walking ove…
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…
3. Lincoln Park
3. Lincoln Park
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210 local reviews
8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle
Open · Closes 11:30 PM
+1 206-684-4075
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Christopher
Beautiful park with views of the ferries, islands, marine wildlife, Bald Eagles, sandy beach at the south end,…
Carol
Park with tall evergreens and hiking trail to the rocky beach below where little crabs used to scuttle if you…
Anne-Marie & David
One of our favorite parks in Seattle. Hiking trails, kid zipline, fish for salmon on the beach side, ride bike…
3. Lincoln Park
3. Lincoln Park
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210 local reviews
8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle
Open · Closes 11:30 PM
+1 206-684-4075
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…
Carol
Carol
Park with tall evergreens and hiking trail to the rocky beach below where little crabs used to scuttle if you overturned the rocks. Parking…
Anne-Marie & David
Anne-Marie & David
One of our favorite parks in Seattle. Hiking trails, kid zipline, fish for salmon on the beach side, ride bikes, walk, jog, and enjoy a beau…
4. Seward Park
4. Seward Park
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115 local reviews
5900 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 206-684-4396
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Bryan
'Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' nests, old growth forest, a 2.4 mile b…
Bryan
One of my favorite parks in the area, Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' n…
Ashley
According to the Seattle Parks & Recreation Department: "Within Seattle City limits, Seward Park boasts 300 a…
4. Seward Park
4. Seward Park
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115 local reviews
5900 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 206-684-4396
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…
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…
Ashley
Ashley
According to the Seattle Parks & Recreation Department: "Within Seattle City limits, Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land,…
5. Seward Park
5. Seward Park
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129 local reviews
Seward Park, Seattle
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Laura & Brian
Seward Park is an old growth forest with lots of hiking trails. There's also an awesome playground for the kid…
Jared
A 3 mile walk/jog/bike around the peninsula, swimming beaches, paddle boarding, gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier …
Pamela
Within the Seattle city limits, Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' nests, …
5. Seward Park
5. Seward Park
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129 local reviews
Seward Park, Seattle
Laura & Brian
Laura & Brian
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 …
Jared
Jared
A 3 mile walk/jog/bike around the peninsula, swimming beaches, paddle boarding, gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier on a clear day, a pottery stud…
Pamela
Pamela
Within the Seattle city limits, Seward Park boasts 300 acres of beautiful forest land, home to eagles' nests, old growth forest, a 2.4 mile …
6. Snoqualmie Falls
6. Snoqualmie Falls
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138 local reviews
Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie
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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…
Michael
Snoqualmie Falls is about a 40-minute drive outside the city, absolutely worth it if you have the time. Free p…
6. Snoqualmie Falls
6. Snoqualmie Falls
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138 local reviews
Snoqualmie Falls, Snoqualmie
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 …
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…
7. Point Defiance Park
7. Point Defiance Park
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30 local reviews
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma
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Tamson
Hiking trails, tours of Ft. Nisqually Living Museum, 5 Mile Drive, panoramic views of Tacoma Narrows, and some…
Sam
Beautiful park on the tip of the peninsula. Running and hiking trails with a zoo and aquarium within the conf…
Candace
Point Defiance boasts a beautiful 5 mile drive, beach access, a large flower garden and plentiful hiking trail…
7. Point Defiance Park
7. Point Defiance Park
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30 local reviews
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma
Tamson
Tamson
Hiking trails, tours of Ft. Nisqually Living Museum, 5 Mile Drive, panoramic views of Tacoma Narrows, and some of the best hiking trails aro…
Sam
Sam
Beautiful park on the tip of the peninsula. Running and hiking trails with a zoo and aquarium within the confines of the park.
Candace
Candace
Point Defiance boasts a beautiful 5 mile drive, beach access, a large flower garden and plentiful hiking trails.
8. Saint Edward State Park
8. Saint Edward State Park
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32 local reviews
14445 Juanita Drive NE,, Kenmore
+1 425-823-2992
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Cristen
Peaceful walking and hiking trails through forested land; all paths lead to Lake Washington where one can take…
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. …
8. Saint Edward State Park
8. Saint Edward State Park
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32 local reviews
14445 Juanita Drive NE,, Kenmore
+1 425-823-2992
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…
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.
9. Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
9. Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
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19 local reviews
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Sarah
Lots of really great hiking trails, abundant wildlife, local history highlights and mining town remnants. A v…
Connor And Alicia
If you're looking for very accessible hiking trails, Cougar Mountain has you covered.
Wendy
Hiking trails galore! Great views!
9. Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
9. Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
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19 local reviews
Sarah
Sarah
Lots of really great hiking trails, abundant wildlife, local history highlights and mining town remnants. A variety of trails for all skill…
Connor And Alicia
Connor And Alicia
If you're looking for very accessible hiking trails, Cougar Mountain has you covered.
Wendy
Wendy
Hiking trails galore! Great views!
10. Washington Park Arboretum UW Botanic Gardens
10. Washington Park Arboretum UW Botanic Gardens
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145 local reviews
2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle
+1 206-543-8800
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Misty
Hiking trails, stunning views from spring thru fall, nice visitor center and new additions from the ring of fi…
Steph
It's a park, a hiking trail, a beach, a botanical garden. Founding Fathers set aside this land long before an…
Kristine
This is one of the coolest public spaces in Seattle. The 230 acre park features a botanical garden, fishing ar…
10. Washington Park Arboretum UW Botanic Gardens
10. Washington Park Arboretum UW Botanic Gardens
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145 local reviews
2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle
+1 206-543-8800
Misty
Misty
Hiking trails, stunning views from spring thru fall, nice visitor center and new additions from the ring of fire neighboring countries being…
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 …
Kristine
Kristine
This is one of the coolest public spaces in Seattle. The 230 acre park features a botanical garden, fishing areas, several canoe and kayak l…
11. Golden Gardens Park
11. Golden Gardens Park
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363 local reviews
8498 Seaview Pl NW, Seattle
Open · Closes 11:30 PM
+1 206-684-4075
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Iyibo
Golden Gardens Park is a public park in Ballard, a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. The park includes wetl…
Jon & Janina
Golden Gardens Park is a public park in Ballard. The park includes wetlands, beaches, hiking trails, and picni…
Sherry
Great beach with hiking trails
11. Golden Gardens Park
11. Golden Gardens Park
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363 local reviews
8498 Seaview Pl NW, Seattle
Open · Closes 11:30 PM
+1 206-684-4075
Iyibo
Iyibo
Golden Gardens Park is a public park in Ballard, a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. The park includes wetlands, beaches, hiking trails, …
Jon & Janina
Jon & Janina
Golden Gardens Park is a public park in Ballard. The park includes wetlands, beaches, hiking trails, and picnic and playground areas.
Sherry
Sherry
Great beach with hiking trails
12. Discovery Park Boulevard
12. Discovery Park Boulevard
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36 local reviews
Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle
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Nikki
Discovery Park has it ALL. Sweeping, panoramic views of Puget Sound & the Olympic Mountains; hiking trails thr…
Jamie
Hiking trails, playground, Native American Cultural Center with view of the Sound....
Scott & Breanna
Great City park with hiking trails and views of the Olympic Mountains
12. Discovery Park Boulevard
12. Discovery Park Boulevard
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36 local reviews
Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle
Nikki
Nikki
Discovery Park has it ALL. Sweeping, panoramic views of Puget Sound & the Olympic Mountains; hiking trails through forests, beaches & bluffs…
Jamie
Jamie
Hiking trails, playground, Native American Cultural Center with view of the Sound....
Scott & Breanna
Scott & Breanna
Great City park with hiking trails and views of the Olympic Mountains