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Discovery Park, Seattle

(4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Discovery Park and other attractions to your Seattle trip itinerary using our Seattle vacation trip planner.
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  • Discovery Park is spacious, well visited, and has a variety of trails that span different levels of fitness. The views are wonderful and it is a place for families to enjoy.  more »
  • There is a Native American Cultural Center in Discovery Park. In July, there is an amazing Pow Wow in the park near the center. This is a must see if you are in the area. In 2017, it will take place J...  more »
  • This was my favorite place in Seattle because of the wide open hardly anyone in sight experience I had nearly every time I visited. There are huge fields of blue delphinium among the grasses which mak...  more »
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  • Miles of well-manicured trails lead to breath-taking views of the Puget Sound and Olympic mountains beyond. There's bit of history here as well with Fort Lawton's colonial revival style buildings. Well worth a visit!
  • Def can have a good two hour walk if your not too much in a hurry their is alot to see and wonder great for dogs.
  • Every visit I make to Discovery park I 'discover' something new! I find the park is a bit out of the way being in Magnolia but it is a 18-25 min car or 20-30 min bus ride from downtown and well worth the trip. (The 33 and the 24 will get you close to the park) The park always has a good deal of people in it, bicyclists, families, runners, people playing sports, but it is always relatively quiet and never feels packed. I recommend the zip line in the playground, taking the loop trail that goes along the water and exploring a trail or two.
  • Lots of trails, roads, beautiful trees and views. Great for families, cyclists and hikers. Bring a picnic.
  • Beautiful park. I highly recommend the hike to the lighthouse and the beach.