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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 #23 of 212 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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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 NEW

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Mooresville, North Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Put on your running shoes, carry a bottle of water and forget everything for about 2 hours. That's all it takes to experience Discovery Park! There is no entrance fee. You can get a map of the various trails from the office, and all through the trails there are numerous signs with accurate directions. I did the loop trail as... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Easy park to walk, trails are well marked. Dogs are allowed on a leash on trails, but not on beach or nature trail. Park is clean. We walked the loop trail to the South Beach Trail, after visiting the beach, which had some large tree drift wood, we finished our walk on the Loop trail. Took about 2 hours. The... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Discovery Park is on the site of a decommissioned military base. It is a great place for a break from the city. There are nice easy trails through peaceful woods. There is a pleasant beach complete with a light house. (You can not go inside).

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My family with two boys (ages 10 and 13) enjoyed this park a lot. We took the 33 bus from downtown Seattle with no trouble at all to find this gem. We walked through forest, plains and the beach. My boys picked and ate blackberries along the way and created a little lean-to at the beach using large sea tree... More

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Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
30 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

There are spectacular views, great trails for walking or running, hummingbirds, ancient trees, and remnants of an army post here. It is one of Seattle's biggest and most versatile parks. Visiting Discovery is good for the soul.

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Bonn, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Nice walks and beaches. Take your time for hiking through the woods, relaxing in the sun and seeing the lighthouse.

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