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Burke-Gilman Trail

Seattle, WA
206 684 4075
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Ranked #31 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Type: Trails, Biking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Biking
Description: A paved path offering scenic views for hikers and bikers alike.
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Sao Paulo, SP
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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365 reviews 365 reviews
116 attraction reviews
401 helpful votes 401 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Newberg, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

What a great find. We were looking for trails to ride our bikes on that did not allow motorized vehicles. Trail is easy to ride for all riders. Trail is busy with walkers, runners and all levels of bike riders. Everyone was very considerate and followed the rules of the road. Lots of place to pull over and look at... More

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Chilliwack, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Burke Gilman Trail is a fantastic scenic paved bike trail with minimal grade changes and is accessible from many different neighbourhoods around Seattle.

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Seattle, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Burke-Gilman trail is always an adventure. It does not matter if you're on your bike, jogging, or rollerblading. You might just want to take a long walk. You are sure to enjoy it.

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Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I love the length of this trail, and how well it works for runners, walkers, and bicyclists. It is a bit dull in terms of scenery though.

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