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Discovery Park

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Address: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199-1029
Phone Number: 206-386-4236
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and...

You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and bluffs of this 534-acre park.

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From beaches to forest

We hiked the loop trail with an extension to the lighthouse and the beaches surrounding the light house. We walked about 8 miles total. Stunning views of the sound from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hiked the loop trail with an extension to the lighthouse and the beaches surrounding the light house. We walked about 8 miles total. Stunning views of the sound from the bluffs, nicely maintained trails through the forest, lovely beach walks. Blackberries everywhere. Perfect hiking snack. Great park for hiking or running.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Discovery Park has great trails for biking, hiking, dog walking, jogging, whale and bird watching; there are perfect hills and meadows for kite flying, grass sledding, picnicking; the beaches are excellent examples of puget sound clay cliffs and rocky sea coast with tremendous logs. You can hike this park every month of the year and still see something remarkable. The... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a beautiful sunny day this is a great place to take a hike. There is lots of shade but you can also find sunny trails. The South Beach Trail gives you beautiful views of Shilshole Bay and the Olympic Peninsula. We also spotted a pair of Hawks in the trees.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Discovery Park sticks out into Puget Sound just South of Ballard and North of Downtown. There is parking at the Visitor Center which has park maps and kid-centric displays. There is one other parking lot, but most of the park must be experienced on foot. You can bike on the roads, but not on the unpaved trails. It is heavily... More 

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Thank Robert S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Discovery park provides you of stunning views of the Olympic mountains and Mount Rainier with the city just hidden out of sight. Good walks to be had through the park although site maps at intervals with paths marked on would be handy as would a cafe!

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a free morning in Seattle and I wanted to go for a long walk with views of the water and Discovery Park in the Magnolia district of town worked perfectly. There are a number of trails but I took the Loop Trail with a side trip down to the beach and lighthouse. It was a pretty day and... More 

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Howey in the Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the perfect place for let's say a wedding... A walk, hike, fun outdoorsy things, pictures you name it! I was blessed with the opportunity to have my wedding at one of the many locations with some amazing pictures! I Love the Pacific NW!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I hike Discovery park frequently. It has trails through the woods, stairs to the beaches, beautiful meadows and dense forest. The Daybreak Indian Center has exhibits of Native American art and there is an annual (July) Pow Wow where many of the tribes of the northwest, fron Alaska to California gather to meet and dance, sing and drum in full... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The name appears to imply something quite different from how it looks. Discovery Park is perhaps waiting to be discovered by local budget makers in government. The park appears to have been abandoned in the fiscal sense of the word. It's still seems good for a relaxing hike, but I was surprised at how little wildlife there appears to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our visit was in the summertime - the fog on the water gave it an eery feeling, as we heard the various ships giving their signals, trying to find their way. The Visitor Center is closed, but they have maps at the parking lot to take. Took the Loop Trail to the Lighthouse, then the North Beach Trail back to... More 

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