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Burke-Gilman Trail

Burke-Gilman Trail

Seattle has many outstanding trails for walkers, runners, bicyclists, skaters and commuters. One of the most popular and scenic trails in the city is the Burke-Gilman Trail, an 18-mile trail that run from Shilshole Bay on Puget Sound, east through Seattle, and then north along the shores of Lake Washington to Bothell.

The Burke-Gilman runs along an old railroad route and passes by the Ballard Locks, the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Gas Works Park, the University of Washington, Lake Union, Magnusson Park and Lake Washington. Once it gets to Bothell, it joins up with the Sammamish River Trail for another 10 miles that takes you all the way to Marymoor Park in Redmond.

This is a great way to get a look at Seattle’s sights and neighborhood via two wheels (or two feet!) You can plan your ride with the Burke-Gilman Trail Map & Guide.

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