Discovery Park

Discovery Park, Seattle: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Discovery Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Discovery Park
4.5
Parks • Jogging Paths & Tracks
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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
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shaara
Houston, Texas8 contributions
Wow! What a great hike and views.
Aug 2021
My husband, son and I had not planned on hiking through Discovery Park. It was a beautiful weather day so we decided to go and I'm so glad we did! We completed the Loop Trail and branched off to go see the Lighthouse. When we got down to the beach area, we could see Mt Rainier!! It was such an enjoyable afternoon to see the views and get some exercise.
Written August 21, 2021
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kh_saf
Blacksburg, VA106 contributions
Nice spot
Jul 2021
We visited the discovery park in the afternoon. The sound of waves was so nice. We took some pretty good pictures too.
Written August 4, 2021
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Melinda D
San Francisco, CA50 contributions
Great day hiking, trail running park
Jul 2021
Went several times to explore the forest, beach, lighthouse, and views. Well worth visiting and exploring the natural beauty and historic military sights.

Temporary odors due to water treatment supply shortage but I wouldn't let that stop you - it's a limited area.
Written July 21, 2021
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ANGELINA
Saint Louis, MO60 contributions
Very nice beach
Jun 2021
This is a very pretty park with a beautiful view of the sound.
It's not very big but worth the visit. The lighthouse sits right at the end of the park and it is very pretty. Parking is pretty limited though. That is the only downfall.
Written June 11, 2021
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victoria g
Philadelphia, PA9 contributions
Mid-level hiking
May 2021
The lighthouse is a bit underwhelming (I am used to the tall, painted ones of the east coast) But the uphill hike, beautiful views and well maintained trails were worth it.
Written May 30, 2021
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Amers M
Black Diamond, WA286 contributions
Best of all worlds for a hike
Sep 2020
Wonderful place to hike! You get the best of all things, trees, birds, water views, beach, meadows. Gorgeous views! Can take the kids, friends, spouse or just venture on your own.
Written October 18, 2020
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brmusicman
Chicago, IL2,773 contributions
Gorgeous hike!
Sep 2020 • Solo
I was in Seattle solo for a few days and headed to Discovery Park one afternoon. Due to COVID-19, the main parking lots throughout the park were closed, although the park itself was open to visitors. I didn’t have too much trouble finding street parking nearby.

I really enjoyed my time in the park on a weekday afternoon. It was quiet enough for me to be solo for much of the time (which was nice for contemplation) but had enough other visitors to feel completely safe. Kudos to Seattle’s public who were mindful about wearing masks when you passed within 6 feet, even in the middle of the forest!

There are a variety of hiking paths and they were relatively well-signed. I did the loop trail, which offers a nice range of scenery, from coastal views to interior forests. The trail was well-groomed and not difficult; I was able to maintain a fairly quick pace. I also did the north and south beach trails; they were of moderate difficulty, with some sections of stairs, etc. The coastal views on these hikes were stunning!; you see the beach from both above and on the water. Fantastic photography opportunities along the way and so relaxing to be near the water, seeing the sailboats and listening to the waves. Such an urban oasis, and yet only a 10-minute drive from the hotels in downtown Seattle!

Highly recommended for half of a day—wonderful to be in nature, getting a little exercise, and getting a sense of the beauty the region has to offer while still being in the middle of a great city.
Written September 26, 2020
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nationalbiscuit
Seattle, WA500 contributions
Lovely trails throughout
Aug 2020 • Couples
There is really something for everyone within this huge park. We spent hours walking the different trails. Most people wear a mask and stay far apart. The beach was a nice bonus. We even saw a bald eagle! There’s also plenty of space on sand or land to lay out a blanket and relax. It’s a walkable, lush park with so much to offer. I recommend making a day of it.
Written August 29, 2020
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MJ115
Bedminster, NJ152 contributions
Great day outdoors
Jul 2020
It was great to spend an afternoon on these diverse trails. We were out for several hours and walked through the shady woods, as well as along the sunny shore. Many areas were paved so it's not a difficult walk but very pretty. You can make it as long or as short as you like.
Written July 31, 2020
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C M
Howard, OH3,301 contributions
Doesn't Feel Like It's Close To A Big City!
Oct 2019
There's really so much to love about this park! Since we were exploring other things around the city we didn't have near as much time here as we would have liked. The lighthouse is fantastic! The mountains in the background, especially the tall peak is gorgeous! There was a seaplane flying overhead. There were big ships in the water. The beach had driftwood on it. It was not super crowded, but there were some walkers, runners, and bikers. There were benches along the walking/jogging path and informational signs. We saw a Maserati, not something you see every day in Ohio. I'd definitely return if in the area making sure I had more time, and I'd recommend others visiting as well!
Written June 7, 2020
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