Hit the Trail

Bloedel Reserve Courtesy Keith Brofsky/Bloedel Reserve

Whether you have a thirst for high altitude or prefer to meander on flat ground, the Seattle area has a trail for you.

Urban Exploration

Circumnavigate Lake Union on Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop. This multi-use path skirts the waterfront and connects Fremont and Wallingford with South Lake Union. It’s ideal for a distance run or a leisurely bike ride.

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Peaceful and Pretty

Take a 35-minute ferry ride to Bainbridge Island, where Bloedel Reserve’s* 12 gorgeous gardens make for one incredible stroll past a Japanese Garden, Moss Garden, and Bird Marsh.

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Elevation Gain

If your lungs start to burn while climbing the 4,000 feet of Mailbox Peak, just remember the reward at the top: a mailbox (there’s a summit log inside,  but you never know what else you’ll find) and spectacular views of Mount Rainier and the Middle Fork Valley.

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All-Around Appeal

Rattlesnake Ledge is the Goldilocks of trails—challenging enough to be a bit of a workout and spectacular enough to feel worth the effort, it affords just-right views of Rattlesnake Lake below and peaks on the horizon.

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Trip Tip: For more about these trails, visit seattle.gov/parks and wta.org.

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