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Discovery Park

3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199-1029
+1 206-386-4236
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Beautiful, scenic day-long getaway

Discovery Park is a wonderful spot to get away from the city for the day. A short drive from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tallcanadianluv
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Winnipeg, Canada
Great Hike

Beautiful area to hike. moderate difficulty, primarily returning from the beach areas. Carry lots... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John S
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You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and bluffs of this 534-acre park.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the loop” (49 reviews)
“light house” (31 reviews)
“visitor center” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199-1029
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovery Park is a wonderful spot to get away from the city for the day. A short drive from downtown, you can feel as though you've driven several hours away and find yourself in a wooded forest, then break through onto a huge beach with...More

Thank tallcanadianluv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful area to hike. moderate difficulty, primarily returning from the beach areas. Carry lots of water. lots of people with their dogs, but not like it was crowded. Beautiful vistas from on the trail from the South parking lot to South Beach and the Lighthouse....More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently traveled to Seattle in August, unfortunately it was during a heat wave and while there were Canadian forest fires smoking up the sky! Even with the sub-par weather, Discovery Park was a lovely retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. We...More

Thank Maddie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Visitor's Center to get a map to find out how to get to the lighthouse. There we were given a map with a highlighted trail. We set out to find our way. There are paths everywhere and they are not well...More

1  Thank rusky1415
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love lighthouses and wanted to see this one. It was a harder hike than expected, and the lighthouse was not much to see. It had metal/wire fencing around it to keep people out so not picturesque at all. I know there were other areas...More

Thank BS833
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we parked at the learning center and got a map to figure out the path to the lighthouse. the trail loops in and out of the main road thru the park (or you can try the path along the water). there's some straightaways, but also...More

Thank Tourista50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This large park seemed to have lots for locals and we could imagine using it frequently for exercising or getting some fresh air if we lived nearby. But as visitors to the region, there wasn't much for us to do during our visit. Not knowing...More

Thank c4andM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a short 3 mile loop hike that ends at South Beach and a Lighthouse. Except for just before you hike down to the beach, the hike is very easy. Don't recommend hiking down to South Beach or the Lighthouse if you have issues walking....More

Thank damookie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is Seattles most popular park. It is a former military base that was given to the city gratis in the 1960s. It has a loop trail of 3 miles plus add ons down to the beach which can add another 2 miles. Beautiful forests,...More

Thank jonathb5
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We took the trail from the East Parking lot to the very end - where there is the West End Lighthouse. This is a nice trail that offers a variety of views - You can see Seattle Downtown, the Olympic range in the distance, beach,...More

Thank CAManSon
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0823pasha_nadya
8 July 2015|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
You can't park down there unless you get a permit, handicap and people with young children can get a permit however you can have someone drop you off or if you have someone waiting in the car and you don't take long. It is a... More
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Cantrall
7 June 2015|
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There is a 1.5 mile, not hour, walk from the nearest parking lot. There are 8 spaces at the lighthouse for which you will need a permit. Generally, they are for those not physically able so an elerdy person or impaired my... More
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