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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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Fantastic way to see the city as a local

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
MarcoSeattle_WA
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Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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london
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
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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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584 reviews 584 reviews
230 attraction reviews
661 helpful votes 661 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 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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14 reviews 14 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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