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Burke-Gilman Trail

Seattle, WA
+1 206-684-4075
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Awesome link from city to suburbs

The Burke Gilman trail is a true gem, being the first rail to trail conversion in the region. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve F
Bellevue, Washington
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This is one of those great outdoor assets of Seattle. Even if you just go for a short walk it's... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Alec D
Seattle, Washington
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A paved path offering scenic views for hikers and bikers alike.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“rr tracks” (3 reviews)
Seattle, WA
+1 206-684-4075
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Burke Gilman trail is a true gem, being the first rail to trail conversion in the region. It links the suburban communities to the north and east of Lake Washington to Seattle, passing through the University of Washington campus and the Fremont and Ballard...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is one of those great outdoor assets of Seattle. Even if you just go for a short walk it's worth a visit. Lots of people bike, run and walk on the trail. This time of year is really a nice time to be outside.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you are in Seattle, you need to explore this walk-way. This walk way begins in Seattle’s Ballard District, follows Lake Washington Ship Canal, cuts through Fremont District and continues to the University of Washington.

Thank Travel_Guy_2015
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The Burke Gilman Trail is a fantastic resource to see a great deal of variety around Seattle. It runs from the north end of Lake Washington through the residential neighborhoods and parks curling around lake until the University of Washington. There are not many food...More

1  Thank Marco W
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I walked with my husband down the shore and then towards the jetty. This trail has some amazing views!

1  Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The Burke Gilman offers a pathway through Seattle and beyond to the suburbs that takes you through some truly beautiful areas with stunning views. The trail will allow you to cut along Lake Washington and other areas in relative safety from cars and traffic except...More

Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 19 October 2016

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

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 15 September 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
Reviewed 6 September 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...More

Thank simivalley1699
Reviewed 27 August 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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