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Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.5034, -122.2010 Map & Directions
Length
1.5 miles of trails
Highest Point
25 feet
The paved Gene Coulon Trail borders Lake Washington in sections. Photo by wafflesnfalafel. Full-size image
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

This park sits at the southern end of Lake Washington in Renton. With a network of paved trails, it is a wonderful place to enjoy the lake and get some miles in. Continue reading

Rating
2.00 out of 5

Hiking Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

This park sits at the southern end of Lake Washington in Renton. With a network of paved trails, it is a wonderful place to enjoy the lake and get some miles in. 

From the parking area at the southern end of the park you have some options. One route is to head out to small Bird Island on a spiraling boardwalk. This southern portion of the park is also where you’ll find the restrooms, and some piers extending out over the lake. 

To get some more miles in, head north along the paved main path that extends the length of the park for a little over a mile, going right along the lakeshore for the majority of its length. You will eventually arrive at a gate marking the park boundary and the turnaround point. 

Note: Dogs are not allowed in any portion of Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead

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Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5034, -122.2010 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

From I-405 (regardless of your direction of travel) take exit 5. At the end of the off-ramp turn west onto Southport Drive, then take the first right (a hairpin turn) onto Lake Washington Boulevard. Quickly take the first left onto Coulon Beach Park Drive, then immediately right onto the park entrance.

take transit

Take the bus to the trailhead! Plan your trip by bus using TOTAGO.

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Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Renton

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Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

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