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Burke-Gilman Trail

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Address: Seattle, WA
Phone Number: 206 684 4075

A paved path offering scenic views for hikers and bikers alike.

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Iconic walking and biking trail

Fabulous, popular off-road biking and walking trail that runs nearly 20 miles from Puget Sound in Ballard to beyond the top of Lake Washington and into Redmond.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 14, 2016
Seattle, Washington
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dangerous (due to traffic and RR tracks) in places, poorly marked, and populated all along with homeless camps.

Thank Cynthia M
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Fabulous, popular off-road biking and walking trail that runs nearly 20 miles from Puget Sound in Ballard to beyond the top of Lake Washington and into Redmond.

Thank VickiHo
Washington, the State
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Sometimes it's difficult to share the trail with the bikers, but we have found that they are very courteous and announce their presence. On some parts of the trail homeless folks sleeping during the day there are a concern - would not recommend walking there in the dark!

Thank simivalley1699
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We walked along this trail from Hawthorne Hills to the Horticultural Center, where we were going for a memorial service. We shared memories of the departed as we walked along this beautiful, peaceful trail.

Thank MargaretBenefiel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

The Burke Gilman trail is a lovely remnant of the old civic design sensibility that inspired Seattle developers, with some of the good urban planning innovations of rails to trails and lake front neighborhood access routes. Sections are densely tree-lined lane, others offer views of Lake Washington and the city at a distance. You can get along well on foot... More 

Thank Sean H
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Beautiful trail, much of it shaded by trees and flanked by water. Rent a bike from Recycled Cycles (great bikes and customer service...and reasonable prices)...spend a couple of hours or the entire day...you won't be disappointed!

Thank bikelvr426
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Yes, this is a beautiful train, skirting the lake, connecting communities, getting from Ballard to Redmond. It is what a trail should be. But because it is so popular, it is also very crowded. And too many bikers have that certain "attitude" that can make it unpleasant if you are not up to standard. That said, it is a good... More 

Thank JTSeattle
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Both walked and biked this amazing trail. Rented bikes from Woodinville Bicycle - and highly recommend that so you can explore this incredible area resource!

Thank RogerOverUnder
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

This is a great bike trail that runs through the city and is fairly flat the entire length. Great for commuting by bike or walking, it is protected from cars, lights, etc most of the way.

Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

This trail is a wonderful way to get around Seattle. You can travel the trail from Ballard to Redmond. It passes several parks and the University of Washington Campus. I find it a perfect place to walk or jog. It is also wonderful for a bike ride.

Thank maryellenbradley

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