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Discovery Park, Seattle

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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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TripAdvisor
  • This park is a favorite for a trail run, a family hike, or a trip to the beach. I love that if I only have an hour in the middle of my day I can still get a great workout, be surrounded by trees, and ...  more »
  • Variety of different settings, from grassland to forest to shoreline. It's a large, pleasant place for a day hike, and really nice place to spend a sunny day!  more »
  • We took the Loop Trail down to the lighthouse and it was beautiful. The park has great trails for walking and trails for beach access. We caught the park on a rare, clear day.  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.