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Discovery Park, Seattle

4.6
#6 of 58 in Outdoors in Seattle
Take in the classic view of the lighthouse in Discovery Park, which marks the westernmost point of the city. Set out on the 4.5 km (2.8 mi) Discovery Park Loop Trail, the main route leading to all the park's paths. The 19.01 km (11.81 mi) of pathways weave through woods and grassy prairies and past beaches. If you'd like to drive to the beach, you'll need a permit, which you can pick up at the Environmental Learning Center near the east parking lot. Stop by the cultural center in the park to enjoy art and music events in the inspiring, natural setting. Make Discovery Park a part of your Seattle vacation plans using our Seattle online itinerary planner .
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4.7
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  • Great park. We were there on the weekend so there were some runners and folks but it wasn't too many. The trails to the beach are lush and green. Very nice!  more »
  • Great beach, lucky to have view of majestic Mr Rainer and Olympic mountain range. Quiet and uncrowded on a Tues AM. So glad I went  more »
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  • Nice place to be in a more natural setting in Seattle. Love that it's next to the water, and you can definitely get some good elevation gain in if you decide to head down to the beach. The park itself is huge, and often crowded on a nice day.
  • The free maps available at the parking lot were super helpful as this is such an expansive park it's easy to get lost. The views are stunning and the variety of walking surfaces make for an easy walk for those looking for one or a connection with the earth for people looking for that. It's appreciated that dogs are required to be leashed as to not disturb the wildlife.

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