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Duwamish Trail

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.5679, -122.3540 Map & Directions
Length
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
183 feet
Highest Point
38 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy/Moderate
Tugboat along the Duwamish Trail. Photo by wafflesnfalafel. Full-size image
  • Wildlife
  • Coast
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Despite its location on a Superfund site, in the most industrial part of Seattle, the multi-use Duwamish trail provides a nice walk or easy bike ride, as well as art installations and views of downtown Seattle. Continue reading

Rating
2.00 out of 5

Hiking Duwamish Trail

Despite its location on a Superfund site, in the most industrial part of Seattle, the multi-use Duwamish trail provides a nice walk or easy bike ride. It begins at the lower South Spokane Street Bridge and follows West Marginal way to the First Avenue South Bridge.


While the trail does parallel the road for the most part, sections of nature thrive and provide nice distractions, even shoreline access along the way! The midsection of the trail does veer away from the road and passes through a wooded area, but it is still paved, so it's passable by bike, stroller, and wheelchair.

Some landmarks dot the way. Herring's House Park is a small green space that features marshes and forest, as well as interpretive signs informing people of the local ecosystem. The habitat is ideal for critters, too. Look for birds and small mammals that have made this area their home. Across from this park is a great stop, the Duwamish tribe's longhouse and Cultural Center.

South of Herrings House Park is the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 107 Park. This is a good location for art buffs: a sculpture of the scaled-down skeleton of a North Pacific halibut schooner is part of a series of installations that makes up the West Seattle Cultural Trail. Discover history here about the people who called this area home for centuries, including the Duwamish Tribe and, more recently, a commercial fishing village.


Extending your Hike: Add on some mileage by venturing down the Alki Trail, northwest of the Duwamish Trail, or heading onto the Green River and Interurban Trails south of the city. The particularly intrepid can follow the sidewalks up to the Downtown Seattle Waterfront.

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Duwamish Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5679, -122.3540 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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Getting There

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Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Seattle

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