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Chief Sealth Trail

Puget Sound and Islands


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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4.3 miles, one-way


Gain: 800 ft.
Highest Point: 330 ft.


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The Chief Sealth Trail is an urban gem! Four and a half miles of paved trail connect Jefferson Park with the Kubota Gardens and with expansive views all along the way.

Opened in 2007, this trail connects the Beacon Hill neighborhood with the Rainier Beach area using the greenbelt under large powerlines. Along the way one passes by several large (and very productive) P-Patch gardens and as the trail meanders up and down the ridgeline hills, one has views of the Cascades, the Olympics, Mount Rainier, and Lake Washington.

There are very brief sections where the route takes one onto sidewalks, but mostly it's a lovely open greenbelt. It is very well-signed. Share the trail with bicyclists -- this is a popular route for two-wheeled recreationists, too. 


Chief Sealth Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5125, -122.2653 Open map in new window


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Seattle

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Guidebooks & Maps

Urban Trails: Seattle (Craig Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Getting There

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This trail connects Jefferson Park with the Kubota Gardens, both of which are accessible by bus! Planning your visit by bus using TOTAGO will take you to the Kubota Gardens.

King Country Metro route number 106 has a bus stop east of the Kubota Gardens, on Renton Ave S. and 55th Ave S. If you are coming from the south, get off at Renton Ave. S. and S. Norfolk St.

King County Metro route number 36 has a bus stop northeast of Jefferson Park on Beacon Ave S. and S. Spokane St.

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