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“Great interurban walking or biking trail”
Review of Burke-Gilman Trail

Burke-Gilman Trail
Ranked #72 of 454 things to do in Seattle
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Owner description: A paved path offering scenic views for hikers and bikers alike.
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Catch any part of this walking/biking trail, and you'll see that it is a commuter's paradise. It is well maintained by the City of Seattle and affords a healthy alternative to sidewalk walking and street riding. It would get 5 stars except that many of the bikers feel they own the trail, and swish past walkers & runners like we're getting in their way.

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Reviewed March 2, 2012

It's such a great trail, starting from the base of Lake Sammamish in Issaquah and stretching to Ballard, it's quite the fun ride and is paved for more than half of it, which is great for kids. Most of the trail is scenic, however there are some iffy parts and boring roadside scenery for at least 1/4 of the trip. Definitely something that you should do if you are a local. If you aren't bike savvy or have a super comfy bike seat, I suggest taking the bus back home or having a riding partner park at the end so you don't have to double back, it's quite the trek just one way for novice to mid-level riders.

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Reviewed March 2, 2012

Hop on your bike, blades or manual wheels. This trail is well maintained, perhaps sections of hiccups. One can tour the cities along its path, thou some sections have hills to climb. Wish it's longer for bike trekking.

1  Thank Travel2Food
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

One of our favorite bike rides in town, long distance 40+ miles, through the U of Wa, locks and salmon runs in fall, Discovery Park or alongside Lake Washington all the way to Redmond. Best part you can avoid cars on your own private route. Please respect walkers and ride at a reasonable pace.

Thank lopezbiker
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

Actualy rode all the way from Redmond, Marymoor Park and back. I'm a casuall recreational biker. I don't understand the flash and dash superstar bikers who think they own the trail. Just watch out for them.

Thank El_Maestro53
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