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Burke-Gilman Trail

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Address: Seattle, WA
Phone Number: 206 684 4075
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Activities: Hiking, Biking
Description: A paved path offering scenic views for hikers and bikers alike.

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Great Seattle Cycling Trail

I love cycling on the Burke-Gilman Trail, this trail is truly a Seattle treasure. I have cycled the trail many times from Ballard to Downtown Seattle and, although Seattle is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Poulsbo, WA

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Poulsbo, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I love cycling on the Burke-Gilman Trail, this trail is truly a Seattle treasure. I have cycled the trail many times from Ballard to Downtown Seattle and, although Seattle is a hilly city, the trail is relatively flat and a very pleasant and easy ride. Take a detour through the Ballard Locks, definitely worth a stop at this free Seattle... More 

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This trail is a Rails-to-Trails landmark. The mostly level path winds from the Ballard Neighborhood to Lake Forest Park. At both ends it joins other trails, making it possible to ride a loop all the way around enormous Lake Washington. One of the best places to set out is Gas Works Park, where there is plenty of parking, a bathroom,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Burke-Gilman Trail is a 27-mile, multi-use recreational trail and is part of the King County Regional Trail System. It was originally created by using an abandon Lake Shore and Eastern Railway corridor. It runs through Seattle, Bothell, Redmond, Sammamish, Kenmore and Issaquah and has a number of landmarks such as the Puget Sound, University if Washington, Bothell Landing, numerous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Last year I ran the Rock & Roll marathon so I ran the Burke Gilman trail alot! I live near Greenlake. I would start my runs under I5 and run the greenbelt to Cowen Park, thru the trees past Ravenna Park and then down one side street to the Burke Gilman Trail & head North. The trails in-between Cowen &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We travel with folding bikes and needed a little fitness activity so we took a spin on the trail. What a great resource! It seems to go on forever. We rode from near the university to the northern tip of lake Washington and back. We also used it as a walking path on a different day. It is pretty and... More 

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Bellevue
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you are from out of town and like to ride bikes on a asphalt multi use trail this is a great ride to see the shores of Lake Washington, the UW Campus, Lake Union. Check it out and drink of the sights and sounds that make our city great.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Ride from the city to the suburbs. A biker's delight. Beautiful scenery and a ride that can be enjoyed by all ages. Stop and have some wine and cheese at the wineries.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I live in Seattle-ish and use the Burke-Gilman in all seasons. It is both useful and beautiful as an active way to see the city. If you are active, rent a bike from one of the many bike shops that borders the trail and take a ride. The trail is dedicated for non-motorized activities so you don't need to worry... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

It is the best trail in Seattle. Which doesn't mean it couldn't be better. It is really long and some of the sights are amazing. From cyclist perspective. Main problems: -sometimes really bad surface quality, you can easily have a puncture -some parts (to Kirkland) are widely chopped with street lights which doesn't make sense if you are planning long... More 

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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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Address: Seattle, WA
Phone Number: 206 684 4075
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle

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