We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Discovery Park

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone Number: 206-386-4236
Website
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Jogging, Running
Description: You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and...
You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and bluffs of this 534-acre park.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$119*
and up
Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 365 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 229
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Great Trails

Great hiking trails with super views of the Sound...pack a lunch and pick a spot while you gaze over the water with Mt. Rainer looming in the background. The trails are shady... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Joe B
,
Greenville, South Carolina

Similar Things to Do in Seattle

Add Photo Write a Review

365 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Greenville, South Carolina
Level Contributor
65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great hiking trails with super views of the Sound...pack a lunch and pick a spot while you gaze over the water with Mt. Rainer looming in the background. The trails are shady with some sunny spots along the way. A cool place to go with the family as the hiking isn't too strenuous.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We took a cab out to the lighthouse and walked back via the forest walkway to the visitor centre. It took about an hour walking on relatively easy tracks. Some steps and up and down but not too much for someone moderately fit. We passed some joggers (or they passed us) plus one couple with a buggy and she was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Level Contributor
34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The trails leading down to the beach are well maintained, but require that you be in decent physical shape. There is a very small parking lot at the beach area, but it is reserved for handicapped persons and you need to obtain a special permit. We enjoyed looking at the shells and climbing on the rocks in front of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Several paths to choose from to make it a long walk or short. Just like being in the forest in the middle of the city. Has several parking areas all around the trails. Great views of the sound and beach areas. Also great place for picnics, playing soccer or just laying around in the sun. Wish it had a few... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beaufort, South Carolina
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our grands 7 and 9 liked it a lot. Our 7 year old grandson actually discovered the park from the top of the Space Needle which was really good since they had been on planes all day!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
67 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Came here for a hike on a Sunday morning with friends and was surprised how beautiful and varied the landscape is within the park. We walked/hiked from the car park at the visitors' center to the beach, which involved lots of steps down so only do this if your knees can take it (and can handle getting back up!). It... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It is a real hike (more than a mile) and steep at times, so wear appropriate shoes and bring water to drink. There are spectacular photo opportunities along the trail. As you get closer to the beach, the sound of the waves beckon you. Wild blackberries were growing along the path. The beach is a very calm place with a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't try to explore the whole park, but quite enjoyed the hike we took that included both dense forests with interesting vegetation, and a walk along the beach. You can tailor your hikes to as short or long as you'd like. Try it out!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The park is very large with a visitor's center, historic areas to see and a great view of the bay. If you have time to walk around this park, I recommend doing so. Especially if you have a dog, they would enjoy running around the open area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There are numerous trails to travel along in Discovery Park enough so that you can do the entry level loop trail that is 2.8 miles or add onto it south beach trail and sojourn down to the light house for something that is off the beaten path. Expansive park that is also great for cycling around if you do not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Discovery Park also viewed

 

Been to Discovery Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Discovery Park

Address: Address: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone Number: 206-386-4236
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Discovery Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Discovery Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?