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“Water rails and trails”
Review of Carkeek Park

Carkeek Park
Ranked #105 of 468 things to do in Seattle
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

I think one of the pluses of living in Seattle is the city's proximity to salt water.

Carkeek Park not only allows a person to use the "k" sound twice in one word but does open up,also, a nice stretch of Puget Sound beach. I don't think I would put this in the swimmers beach category unless you are fond of splashing about in cold water...it is more for setting yourself down on a rock or a hunk of driftwood, breathing in some salt air and thinking, meditating, or reading a book.

If you like diesel locomotives heading up freight trains (and an occasional Amtrak) then you will particularly enjoy the view from the railroad pedestrian overpass that takes you to the beach.

To some the trains will be the highlight. To others the hiking trails. To others a picnic.

It is good that the city fathers had the foresight to carve out this niche of greenery for public use.

I find my visits to Carkeek Park always enjoyable.

2  Thank yamhill
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were at the park on a nice sunny day in Seattle and loved it. Park offers lots of things from hiking, kids play area, nice lawn to bathe, beach etc... Parking situation is little tricky mainly because there are ton of people visiting this park.

Thank NisargTravel
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great place for walking. There is a wide trail going pass an apple orchard and winding up a long trail. Also, nice place to walk on the beach and watch the trains go by. Good picnic area and play area.

Thank Roger S
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Good place to drop down among trees and escape the bustling suburb surrounding this park. Walk down to the water along a small creek. Be prepared for an occasional whiff of sewer from the water treatment plant but hey, you're in a city - what can you expect.

1  Thank w0rldtraveler007
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

The trail system offers hiker and runners enough up and down with views of the Olympics and the Puget Sound to make the trip a refreshing one.

Thank Malpinist
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