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WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

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2 Hikes

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

2.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 140 ft.
Highest Point: 325 ft.
Average rating:
(37 votes)
Seattle's Discovery Park Loop Trail is a designated National Recreation Trail, 2.8 miles long with an elevation change of just 140 feet. It passes through both forest and open meadows, offers extensive views, good prospects for bird watchers, and it can be hiked or jogged year-round.

Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

5.1 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 380 ft.
Highest Point: 345 ft.
Average rating:
(9 votes)
Hike through the relatively uncrowded southeast corner of a park in Seattle. Head up to the South Meadow for the views, then go down to the beaches and get up close to the West Point Lighthouse. Come back up to the park highlands for a close look at old buildings in the Fort Lawton Historic District.