Thea Foss Waterway Public Esplanade
ElevationAscent: 20' 6 m
Descent: -14' -4 m
High: 19' 6 m
Low: 9' 3 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)
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“The Foss Esplanade is a lovely downtown trail that tours the waterway marinas, parks and along active railroad tracks.”— Emily Roeben
Most of the trail is boardwalk or through parks along the waterfront. This trail will guide you from Thea's Park down to the beautiful 509 bridge, which you'll run underneath to reach the 21st St. Park, where the trail ends.
Check out Metro Parks' website, for more info.
During certain times of year, such as the annual Maritime Festival, users can detour onto the docks to see the boats. Check out Maritime Festival info here.
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