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Discovery Park and Lighthouse Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

4.0 mile 6.5 kilometer loop
95% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 406' 124 m
Descent: -405' -123 m
High: 335' 102 m
Low: 10' 3 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Sarah Baker

An easy run with views of Mt. Rainier from the West Point Lighthouse.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Closes at dark.

Overview

The initial trail is well traveled and chances are you'll see many other hikers and runners on the loop.

Description

What's great about this trail is that it's not that hard to get to and it is a huge park in Seattle. A little over a .5 miles and there is a great view of Elliott Bay - at this point you can chose to just continue along the Loop Trail, and it'll only take about an hour. If you want to add a little more difficulty definitely go down to the lighthouse.

There is parking at the Discovery Park Educational Center. Start on the Loop Trail and then look for the sign that indicates the trail down to the lighthouse. This is a fun run with some great views. It's only about 3.5 miles, but you can get a nice workout in.

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Aug 18, 2019
Joe Robinson
Great trail in Discovery Park! Went down to the lighthouse via South Beach Trail and back up to the Loop via the road walk, but either way is great! 3.9mi — 1h 00m
Jul 29, 2019
Matthew Macfarlane
Beautiful trail located in the heart of Seattle. If training for a trail race you could do some tempo workouts or speed workouts here. 4mi — 0h 28m
May 26, 2019
Diana Salazar
47 mins with pictures and getting lost. Nice first trail run with Lili 4mi
May 23, 2019
Caitlin Duffy
Mar 2, 2019
Lina GM
Jan 27, 2019
Andrea Scott
5mi
Jan 3, 2019
Caitlin Duffy
4.3mi
Oct 6, 2018
Tara Brown
4mi

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  4.2 from 26 votes

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A nice sunset over Puget Sound.
Jan 21, 2019 near Bainbri…, WA
View down to the shore through the trees in Discovery Park.
Oct 4, 2016 near Bainbri…, WA
A fire hydrant by the side of the trail - a fun little reminder that this beautiful park is in an urban setting.
Mar 11, 2018 near Seattle, WA
The path is generally wide and big jogging strollers are fine to use.
Jul 31, 2016 near Bainbri…, WA
Great trail for running or for kids!
Jul 31, 2016 near Seattle, WA

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