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Discovery Park

Address: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone Number: 206-386-4236
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Ranked #21 of 178 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Jogging, Running
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and bluffs of this 534-acre...
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Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Jogging, Running
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and bluffs of this 534-acre park.

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Clearfield, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Not too hard of a hike but good nonetheless. The forest surrounding the hike is incredibly beautiful and then you end up at the beach by a lighthouse and it was seriously such a neat experience. We were with my brother and his small kid and the child seem to do just fine, and loved the sand and the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

City, woods, panoramic views of Puget Sound. Easy to difficult trails through the wooded area, play fields and picnic areas. A real wonderful Park experience, all inclusive.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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168 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

There is a Visitor Center but if it isn't open, there are trail maps and well marked trails. We were in Yosemite a few weeks ago and Discovery park has better trail signs! The trails become forest-like in minutes. There is a lighthouse and a shore trail which provide spectacular views of the snow covered mountains and the glistening water... More 

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Rome, Italy
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Amazing park just 30min away from downtown (bus 33 takes you right in the park) from the bus stop it's just an hour/hour and a half walk to the lighthouse with amazing views of the shores. Possible animal sightings (unfortunately i didn't see any...) but it was worth the hike anyway. Not so romantic the presence of the treatment plant... More 

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Las Vegas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beautiful park right in Seattle! If you stick to the main trail, it is an easy (maybe moderate if you don't hike/walk often) trail. Conifer and evergreens make a beautiful canopy of dappled sunlight on those beautiful, if rare sunny days! I was lucky enough to get one. If you decide to take either trail down to the beach, be... More 

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New York City, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I'm new to the Seattle area, but before moving here, I always heard about the Great Northwest and all the outdoor things I could see. Setting foot inside the park, I can see exactly why the northwest is so renowned. One of the first things you'll notice about the park is the chained link fence around the perimeter. The park... More 

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Seattle, WA
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18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Decided to do something different than Greenlake and glad I did! This is a great hike near the city with a combination of forest, paved trails and dirt trails. I would consider this a beginners hike, however there are some stairs in some areas. Great views and a great hike for families and dogs! The signage could be a little... More 

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Forest Hill, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Beautiful views of Olympic Mountains and Rainier along with lighthouse and boats . Very nice hike...lots of steep stairs.

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Columbia, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a pretty vast park in Seattle, with many trails, places to picnic, and even a small wildlife museum. It's a great place to take kids while staying in Seattle or Ballard.

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Draper, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We visited Discovery Park in October 2014. There are several places that you can park your car and walk around. We chose to drive down by the lighthouse and walked around the point where you could see across the bay to different areas of Seattle. We also took some great pictures there as well. Tip: When you are leaving Discovery... More 

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