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You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and bluffs of this 534-acre park.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199-1029
+1 206-386-4236
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All reviews the loop light house visitor center great trails puget sound military base hiking trails wild blackberries low tide olympic mountains beautiful scenery nice walk few hours sunny day mount rainier seattle area lighthouse
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a real gem and I love coming here with family friends. Within minutes you forget how close to the city you are as you are surrounded by lush greenery and wilderness with well maintained paths. We love hiking down to the beach, especially...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tatyanamatevosova
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live close to the park so it is special to be able to share it with guests who are visiting from out of town, or with friends from accross the city!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful, clean beachfront that is easy to get to. A beautiful bike trail runs along it. And benches to just sit and enjoy the view.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Liz R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park has trails following the shoreline giving beautiful views across the water to the Olympic Mountains in the distance. The trail leads out to Discovery Point with an abandoned lighthouse which is very photogenic. On our trip we saw seals in the water and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davegering
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

72 hours in Seattle, great way to see the trees, wildlife, ocean, mountains, and more. This hike was beautiful and so much fun. Top experience while in Seattle. I know there is greater hikes if your willing to travel and spend a day doing so,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tealchristine2712
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did our annual trek again, but the weather didn't cooperate this time: couldn't see the mountains, the wind was really cold and biting. But we went on, anyway and did the great loop. Already found Indian plum starting to bloom, and even salmon berries....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Went here for the first time this week. Hiked out to the lighthouse in hopes of capturing a nice sunset picture. The hike was really easy from the South Parking Lot (a bit harder coming back up hill). I did not know the view across...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brooks T
Reviewed January 8, 2019

This park is absolutely massive and full of paths to go exploring. There is a ton of diversity of flora. It is a peaceful experience to go walking through the woods here. If you walk all the way to the point, there is a nice...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

Miles of trails and a great view over the water. There's a historical military camp there; lots of blackberries in the summer. Open space as well as trails in the woods.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jenny B
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Wanted to have the feeling of going to a national park with out the long drive. Discovery Park was about 15 - 20 min from Downtown Seattle. It was the perfect solution to that predicament. Has multiple trails for you to walk, from the beach...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Crose2130
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July 1, 2018|
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Response from TartanCat57 | Reviewed this property |
Yup, lots of parking, but it's a ways to the beach if you are interested in that. Also, right when you get to the beach there is a sign that says NO DOGS, which is a bummer if you have one. However, I have noticed that there... More
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Eataly01 | Reviewed this property |
Discovery Park is very safe during the day. Lots of people, including kids, walking, jogging, biking, especially on a sunny day. We have never seen "homeless" folks in the park.
April 23, 2018|
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Response from Jennifer H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, beach glass is fine.
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Vancouver, Canada
Trip itinerary feedback (3 Replies)
Hi everyone, I'm taking my girlfriend to Oregon this Thursday and I have a rough itinerary that I'd love to get some feedback on. For example any must-sees between my three major stops (Bellevue, Portland and Cannon beach) and if there's any scenic routes I should take. Thursday (Bellevue)- we're actually departing Vancouver, BC after work around 9pm, so we're basically just driving straight to the Airbnb in Bellevue. We decided that this way we'd get early start on Friday with a full day....More
September 19, 2018|
Response fromMtngrl|
On Friday, heading south out of Seattle you will hit rush hour traffic starting around 3pm, so if you can head out earlier, the better. You would also be hitting Portlands rush hour for arriving. On Saturday, I would skip Multnomah Falls. Trying to do that and the coast in one day is too much. You could do MF on your way back to Vancouver, depending on what route you take.. On Sunday, I have two things in mind. One, regarding the outlets. The ones in Bellingham are very limited, so if...More
New Orleans, Louisiana
Getting to Discovery Park (7 Replies)
I am up in the air about whether I'm renting a car for a day or two, or not. One if the things I really want to do is a little hiking/walking since this is my first trip to the Northwest. If I don't rent a car I thought of going to Discovery Park, but I can't figure out if I can do this by bus or not. Help? Also are there any other recommended natural areas I could access easily via public transportation? If I rent a car I'll be back to ask even more questions.;-)
September 12, 2011|
Response fromroxanne207|
Thank you, I did use this website, but when I try to use the "by bus" link it won't let me on. I'll check out the other sites. The book looks like exactly what I need.
joshua b
Miami, Florida
One day in Seattle (7 Replies)
This will be my 4th time, but my girlfriend's never been to Seattle. We have a 14 hour stopover between flights. I would like to take her to Pikes Place Market, Gas Works Park, Ballard Locks, the Lenin Statue neighborhood, maybe the Experience Music Project, maybe Capitol Hill or Discovery Park. (I hope the weather's good!) I know that's alot...does anyone suggest some other nice things...? Once I get to the downtown tunnel from the airport, are there alternatives to buses? Do you...More
March 27, 2007|
Response fromjoshua b|
Thanks, an economy car can be rented on hotwire for about $25.00.