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Discovery Park

3801 W Government Way, Seattle, WA 98119 (Magnolia / Queen Anne)
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Ranked #25 of 211 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Activities: Jogging, Running
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and bluffs of this 534-acre park.
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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for a little break from the usual tourist activities. an afternoon at Discovery Park is a lovely change of pace. We were there for 2-3 hours and saw very few people. Just a lovely place to stroll, sit, and take in the beautiful scenery. Highly recommended.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I thought maybe we could rent bikes at the visitor's center but no. The lady was very helpful with information about the park. We walked several miles. We really enjoyed exploring the coastline. We spend a lot of time on Florida's coast therefore this was a new experience. There was a classroom of children on a field trip exploring the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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157 reviews 157 reviews
36 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My wife and I were not familiar with this area at all and wanted to go for a "little walk" down to the beach and see the lighthouse. This is not the place for a little walk! We didn't check the map before walking on the trails and halfway into it we had no idea where we were, how to... More

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Rochester, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband & I are exploring Seattle & Discovery Park was recommended. What a pleasant surprise! We did the entire Loop trail. Easy & very scenic. Hiked through forest, ate copious blackberries, hiked along the shore, hike to the lighthouse & through meadows. There are the remains of an old fort there so there is history mixed in there. What... More

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Houston, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We liked the short drive to Discovery Park from the Pike Place area as well as the ease of parking (north lot). The ~1 hr hike down to the beach is very pleasant. The lighthouse is small but quaint. Some restrooms are along the trails, but mostly near the loop trail and south trail. You can spend anywhere from 1-5... More

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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I visited Discovery Park with a friend on a sunny day in April and enjoyed it. Here are my thoughts: PROs: - amazingly, it is free - this is a very large natural "park" with many paths for strolling / easy hiking, or jogging. - there is a large loop around the park which is maybe 4 or 5 miles... More

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Rexburg, Idaho
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

So you're in a big city, Seattle, and right tucked in the midst of this city you can escape to a beautiful nature spot - Discovery Park. The trails have beautiful views overlooking Puget Sound. Massive barges go by, beautiful trees, big trees, and fruit trees, bushes bearing fruit, it's just gorgeous. The best access to get to Puget Sound... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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145 reviews 145 reviews
58 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We walked through the woods and down the hill to the shore line and the light house. The walk back is up hill but it was worth it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I took the bus from downtown to discovery park and hiked the park for about 3 hours. Blackberries were everywhere, yummie! The views are amazing, and it's so relaxing to walk through the woods, listening to birds in the trees and waves along the shore. I'm glad I checked this place out.

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Seattle, Washington
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99 reviews 99 reviews
67 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are a visitor to Seattle this may not be in your schedule to visit. But if you are a resident or a long time visitor or a Light House enthusiast you would certainly love it. The park is near magnolia a suburb of Seattle and not far from Centre of Seattle. There are plenty of walking trails through... More

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