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“the loop”(61 reviews)
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You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and bluffs of this 534-acre park.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199-1029
+1 206-386-4236
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So many trails at this park. I have only done one yet and it was steeper than I thought it would be. Wanted to see the most water in the shortest amount of time so there was a little work involved, but the group of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 136lancer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Discovery Park is another urban gem where the forest blocks out vestiges of the city. The loop trail provides forest and sound views. There is a connector trail that leads to the beach. There is plentiful parking in three lots.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MOG808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Seattle for the day hoping to get to Olympic Park but too much low cloud and rain forecast so went here instead . Walked 3 trails South , North and Loop it was beautiful and really worth it . The park was natural,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank appleo262
Reviewed 1 September 2019

I have lived in Seattle since 1989 and have spent MANY hours at Discovery Park exploring the wooded trails, the wide open meadows, and the beaches at low tide. Go when the tide is extra low to find geoducks, cockles, moon snails, and the occasional...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank gwwalter
Reviewed 26 August 2019

My ideal vacation is hiking or rappelling. I headed to Seattle and did all the typical touristy stuff. Day 3, I had to get out of the city. Discovery Park was a recommendation so that I didn't have to drive 2 hours. LOVED IT. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
5  Thank Jamie L
Reviewed 18 August 2019

Discovery Park consists of over 500 acres of land with everything from paved to dirt trails through forests and beachfront. It has everything from flat landscape walking to very aerobic hill climbs. You would not believe that you are within the City of Seattle. There...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lee F
Reviewed 12 August 2019

A great place for a quiet break from city sightseeing. The weather was just beautiful when we visited, and the beach is perfect for shell hunting and enjoying the views.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kcsdelimom
Reviewed 9 August 2019

The lighthouse was everything I wanted it to be. Super cool park but didn't get to spend as much time as I wanted!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MCSeattle84
Reviewed 27 July 2019

We had a great time exploring this park. Could have spent all day! Very beautiful, clean, with friendly people.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SoFlaFam
Reviewed 16 July 2019

There are multiple entrances and hikes you can take. Parking can be challenging. If you take the loop all the way around you will come to a lighthouse with a beautiful view of the surrounding water. Easy way to hop out of the main city...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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24 August 2019|
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Response from MickWig | Reviewed this property |
We had a car. I would have used Uber if not. It's well worth a visit. Enjoy!
28 May 2019|
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Response from MartynG_11 | Reviewed this property |
My experience is that the trail mostly follows the road with a defined bike path (both directions) on one side of the street. The road from the Fremont/Ballard area in the direction of the park (Gilman Avenue W) is uphill... More
1 July 2018|
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Response from TartanCat57 | Reviewed this property |
Yup, lots of parking, but it's a ways to the beach if you are interested in that. Also, right when you get to the beach there is a sign that says NO DOGS, which is a bummer if you have one. However, I have noticed that there... More