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Burke-Gilman Trail

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

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The best bike walk trail around

The original rail to trail project in the USA. They have updated much of it and offers a safe mix for walkers and cycling. Wonderful views and easy to access.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dwight T
Kenmore, Washington
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Kenmore, Washington
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126 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The original rail to trail project in the USA. They have updated much of it and offers a safe mix for walkers and cycling. Wonderful views and easy to access.

Thank Dwight T
Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

some day there will be a finished trail so you can ride off road all the way from West Seattle to Redmond, you can now but some roads are required. This trail gets heavy use by runners, walkers and cyclists and it is a great route for commuters.

Thank Richard B
Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Yeah, it is in the north-end and very much used by U of W students, so enjoy it, and it's flat, too.

Thank bjhbjh
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The Burke-Gilman Trail offers a very pleasant setting for a hike or walk, and benches to enjoy the solitude. Canada Geese feeding on the shore and fall colors add to its beauty.

Thank James_B_Bleeker
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70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Love the Burke-Gilman Trail. Great for walking, running, biking. I have been on almost the whole trail at different times. The trail is easily access at many different locations. One of my favourite sections is between Fremont and the U-District. In the fall there is a beautiful patch of lavender that smells amazing. Enjoy.

Thank impytraveller
Kirkland, Washington, USA
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

If you're a bike rider, then this trail is a must. It covers many miles around the city and is designed for bikers and walkers. Lots of good views and carless areas to ride. Best in the summer, as it get sloppy in the rain.

Thank Samuel A
Seattle, Washington, United States
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

nice trail. Some secluded areas that can be inhabited by homeless folks. single women should not be on after dark. Watch the bikes as well they go very fast!

Thank Maggi B
Redmond, Washington
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Good one. Near to Ballard Locks.. Should be visited if you like to see BIG boats and yatch'es .. Good for a summer evening stroll

Paris, France
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327 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

27 miles of smooth paved sailing, a trail for peddlers (watch out walkers) as bikes and wheels of all sorts are most popular. This trail is an old rail line and starts at 11th Ave in Ballard (the Scandinavian district of Seattle) running all the way to Bothell where it becomes the Lake Sammamish Trail. A great way to spend... More 

Thank simmonskUSA
Seattle, Washington
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98 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The trail runs throughout large parts of Seattle, but the areas around the University of Washington, around Lake Union and along to Ballard are the best. Great for biking, running or long walks.

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