In Part 1 we discussed some good beaches to visit on wet spring days (or sunny ones). Today, we’ll explore some city parks where you can go for a hike without driving, biking or bussing far.
We’ve already discussed Alki Beach which has a couple of miles of completely flat walkway (which you could combine with additional sidewalks for a longer and flat trail, or a hilly loop) as well as Discovery Park which has an excellent loop trail with a bit of up and down through the forest and includes ocean views.
Loop Trail in Discovery Park
View of Puget Sound along the loop trail in Discovery Park.
Another great way to get out and enjoy an urban hike (especially if you want a good workout) is to explore Seattle’s many stair systems (I particularly recommend the one that includes Kubota gardens, a hidden gem in the Rainier Beach neighborhood.