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Discovery Park

3801 W Government Way, Seattle, WA 98119 (Magnolia / Queen Anne)
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As featured in Seattle for free
Ranked #24 of 213 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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Seattle, Washington
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Tucson, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited this on our vacation last week because it was rated highly on TripAdvisor. But we were disappointed. It is merely a long walk on a path through the woods. It is interesting that the park is in the middle of Suburban Seattle (several neighborhood streets actually pass through the trail), but with all of the other things to... More

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London, Ontario
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Big park, tons of trails and beach. We spent a couple hours on the trails and in the water. If your looking for something to do get out and enjoy the outdoors while not getting to far from the city.

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Krakow, Poland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Amazing, beautiful, great, calm and easy for kids hiking place. Sooo nice place to go and just walk, see the nature, look at the water, rocks and so on... Perfect. And with clean toilets. ;)

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372 reviews 372 reviews
149 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went here to eat our sandwiches from Armandino's Salumi ... the trails were all beautiful and well maintained ... and the great thing was that they lead you down to a beach!! The beach was very nice as was the light house ... the view of Mt. Rainier (I assume only on clear days) was the best I got... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

From the pictures, I thought beach access might be easy like it is at Golden Gardens Park. No such luck, but the trails are filled with beautiful ferns, grand maples and pines. Didn't get a chance to go to the Indian Center.

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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

After a few days of urban hiking, we wanted to get away from the city, but didn't have a lot of time to spare. 30 minutes and $12 later we traveled from downtown to the park via Uber. The park offers some great, well maintained hiking trails. The trails were accessible, and didn't require much technical skill to navigate. We... More

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Batavia, Illinois
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I were on a road trip with only one full day to spend in Seattle. What a great city, in a great state! After seeing some of the city's major attractions, we spent some time at this terrific park. What a natural gem. You feel a million miles away from the city. Great nature scenery with wonderful... More

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Gorgeous grounds for family fun walking around and seeing the sights offered on this island. Great reminder of history and grounds/facilities being repurposed for the right reason. Take some time to see this when it Seattle!

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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114 reviews 114 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Discovery Park is located in a Seattle neighborhood, but one would never know it. Once you start out on the loop trail, you become enveloped by forest. It is a beautiful 2.8 mile loop through forest with some open spaces that offer amazing views of Puget Sound. There are other trails that veer off from the loop that go to... More

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