Burke-Gilman Trail, Seattle

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#12 of 142 in Trails in Washington State
The Burke-Gilman Trail is a rail trail in King County, Washington. The 27mi multi-use recreational trail is part of the King County Regional Trail System and occupies an abandoned Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway corridor.
The Burke-Gilman segment is managed by the City of Seattle south of NE 145th Street. The trail begins at 11th Avenue NW in Ballard and follows along the Lake Washington Ship Canal and north along Lake Washington. At Blyth Park in Bothell the trail becomes the Sammamish River Trail and continues for to Marymoor Park, Redmond, on Lake Sammamish. With the completion of a connector trail through Marymoor Park in May, 2009 the trail network continues to the city of Issaquah via the East Lake Sammamish Trail. With the addition of the connector, the longest unbroken segment of the trail currently extends 42 miles. It runs between Ballard and Tracy Owen Station in Kenmore (its initial eastern end), or to Blyth Park. The Seattle Parks Department considers the Burke-Gilman segment of the trail to end in Kenmore; The total distance from Golden Gardens Park to Bothell, including the proposed "missing link" through Ballard, is 19.8mi. King County considers that the segments divide in Bothell, Judge Burke and Daniel Gilman's original Road east ran past Snoqualmie Falls, before North Bend.
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  • This Hall of Fame rails to trails conversion runs from the Puget Sound along the Cut, past Gas Works Park, through the University of Washington, the U District, past Magnuson Park, Mathews Beach and u...  more »
  • I think it is a good place to feel nature and exercise, even though I did not complete it lightly. When the weather was very cold, I had to go and wear clothes.
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