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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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  • was gorgeous and the temp was fine as long as you were in the sunlight and on the south end beach. North had whipping cold winds but great place and so beautiful so close to the city...a go to fo sure...  more »
  • As others have commented, this is a nice park with a variety of hiking and walking options. However, be very careful with leaving anything in your car while hiking/walking. Our car was broken into (wi...  more »
  • This is a terrific oasis near the heart of Seattle; we stayed near Lake Washington and had easy access to the Discovery park for a day of exploring in the woods and along the seashore. Terrific pathwa...  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.