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BPA Trail

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.2942, -122.3436 Map & Directions
Length
7.3 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
797 feet
Highest Point
452 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
BPA Trail. Photo by CoralReef. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

You can visit several parks along the way of this urban trail including Celebration Park, Madrona Park and Panther Lake Park. It is also passes by the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Centre. The paved path is ADA accessible and allows leashed dogs. Continue reading

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Hiking BPA Trail

The BPA Trail in Federal Way gets its name from the Bonneville Power Administration. You can visit several parks along the way of this urban trail including Celebration Park, Madrona Park and Panther Lake Park. It is also passes by the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Centre. The paved path is ADA accessible and allows leashed dogs. For an even longer journey, check out the West Campus Trail which connects to the BPA Trail.

Hike Description Written by
Claudia Lopez, WTA Community

BPA Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.2942, -122.3436 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

To start at Celebration Park (which the stats above reflect): From I-5 S, take exit 143 and turn right onto S 320th St. Then immediately turn left onto S 324th St. Continue for 0.8 miles, then turn left onto 13th Ave S. Continue for 0.2 miles, then turn right at S 328th St to reach the parking lot. 

To reach the trailhead at the King County Aquatic Center: From I-5 S, take exit 142 towards S 348th St to get on WA-18 W. In around 0.3 mile, stay to the right to get on WA-18 W, and in a little under half a mile, continue onto S 348th St. After approximately 0.8 mile, keep to the right as S 348th St merges into SW Campus Drive. In about 80 feet, the King County Aquatic Center will be on the right.

TAKE TRANSIT

If you are traveling by bus, Metro Route 903 has a stop near the BPA Trail at the King County Aquatic Center. (See metro.kingcounty.gov for schedules and connections.)

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Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Federal Way

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