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Burke-Gilman Trail

Seattle, WA
206 684 4075
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Ranked #46 of 205 Activities in Seattle
Type: Biking Trails, Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking, Biking
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Owner description: A paved path offering scenic views for hikers and bikers alike.
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I did the fremont part of the trail. lots of interesting sculptures along or near the trail. the troll under the bridge is awesome!

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This trail is so much better than buses. If you are staying for a while then rent a bike and take a ride around this, stop at university village for some lunch then go further up north towards meadow brook where there are some lovely green areas. I didn't get to do the full circle as it will take a... More

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Vancouver, BC Canada
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20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Wished I had done this years ago.......great bike trail to take in Redmond, Bothell, Kenwood, UW, Ballard....etc. Good job Seattle...more cities need to do this.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have walked and biked on this safe trail that goes through the UW area. Rented bikes from Recycled Cycles near the lake (Boat Street) and peddled on the trail to Freemont Sunday Market. You can stop along the way to Gasworks Park where you can take in gorgeous views of the city (Space Needle) and the lake front. The... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a nice place for biking, specially between university of Washington and lake Washington. You can rent a bike (several stores in the trail) and it's a great way to get around Seattle

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Tucson, Arizona
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163 attraction reviews
496 helpful votes 496 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This trail for cyclists, walkers, joggers and rollerbladers goes for about 20 miles between Golden Gardens Park and Bothel, where it continues as the Sammamish Trail. It passes many places of interest for a Seattle visitor to stop, including the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and fish ladder; the interesting neighborhoods of Ballard and Fremont; Gas Works Park, the University of... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very unique for it's length of uninterrupted trail. It gives you access to shopping, dining and college sports all via a bike ride without worrying about being in a car or avoiding one. Be wary of serious bikers. They have an attitude and get ornery if you get in the way.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Rented biked and then hopped onto the trail. Five miles later we stopped at the Red Hook Brewery for some beer and grub. Jumped back onto the bikes for another 10 miles to turn around and head back the other direction. Walkers, runners, joggers, racers all shared the trail.

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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This trail is a looooong one. You have many options as far as where to start. It goes from at least Everett, which is about 20 miles North of Seattle, all the way down to Seattle and beyond. Bring sandwiches and stop at a park on Lake Union for lunch and take a dip. There are many places to see... More

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A small town in Northwest Washington
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117 reviews 117 reviews
40 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Goes along the lake for many miles. My favorite is to parks at Lake Forest Park shopping center and then bike the trail through Kenmore and over to the river trail into Woodinville and Red Hook or the wineries.

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