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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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Reviewed yesterday

Getting right outside of the city, you will find so much beauty and it's so peaceful. Just love this whole area.

Thank Chickadee2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the bus from downtown to Discovery Park. Got to see some of the neighborhoods north of Seattle proper. Inexpensive and also took bus back. The park is quite nice and relaxing.

Thank tmscott
Reviewed 6 days ago

Got seniors pass from office so we could take car down to tip of land but the light house. Great views of the bay and craft coming in

1  Thank 116flowergirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the unexpected highlights of our trip. It was amazing to find such a wonderful park within city limits. We did both beach trails and the loop - fairly easy and about 3 miles. Would recommend for anyone looking to get away...More

2  Thank coloradokarly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked here from Chittenden Locks. It’s a lot of uphill on the way there so wouldn’t recommend if you’re not up to it. The park is well marked and easy to navigate. We did the trail to the beach. Nice view from the beach of...More

Thank Mynonnie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been at Ballard Locks, and took a Lyft to Discovery Park. There, we followed the loop trail. It was a fun walk. We exited the park before we got back to the starting point in order to get a public bus back into...More

1  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike from the visitors center to the beach was long and at times steep, but worth it. The beach was fun, albeit rocky. Walked back along the main road.

1  Thank Cancun_curious
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This park is huge! Great for a hike, picnic and to discovery the many trails all around. There is even a playground for the children near the east car park. Maps are available to help you find your way around.

Thank LaShaun R
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We took a hike here the other day and walked to the beach. The trail was great and the views were even better. I would highly recommend visiting this hidden jewel in the middle of Seattle!!

Thank travelingisfun2014
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

My friend who lives in Seattle took me here for a 4 mile walk down to the waterfront. The path wound through meadow and down hillside. Huge evergreens, wild blackberries and so much other foliage everywhere. When we got down the 200 steps to the...More

Thank CohenD1234
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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.