ElevationAscent: 25' 8 m
Descent: -11' -3 m
High: 23' 7 m
Low: 9' 3 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 0% (0°)
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“The stroll along Alki's waterfront has some of the most iconic views of downtown Seattle's skyline.”— Jessie Morris
This trail is used by all sorts of activities (walkers, runners, cyclists, rollerbladers, skateboarders, you can rent a surrey - the cycle-powered single/double row vehicles), sand volleyball, and water-sports rentals (SUP, kayak), you name it - so you'll be sharing the trail. In the summer on sunny days, it can get quite crowded, so be prepared. But it's a great spot for quiet in the off season if you don't mind gambling with the weather coming up off the water. Since this trail is along Harbor Ave SW, there is street noise but also plenty of restaurants and bars to stop at once you're done on the trail.
Street parking is available along the entire stretch, making it easy to start and stop from nearly anywhere along the trail. Expect approximately 3.5 miles one way from end-to-end, or 7 miles total round-trip.
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