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Discovery Park and Lighthouse Loop

Intermediate
 4.3 (30) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An easy hike with views of Mt. Rainier from the West Point Lighthouse.


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4.0

Miles

6.5

KM

Loop

335' 102 m

High

10' 3 m

Low

406' 124 m

Up

405' 123 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Easy parking and there is the Discovery Center to explore.

Closes at dark.

Overview

The initial trail is well traveled and chances are you'll see many other hikers and runners on the loop.

Description

What's great about this trail is that it's not that hard to get to and it is a huge park in Seattle. A little over a .5 miles and there is a great view of Elliott Bay - at this point you can chose to just continue along the Loop Trail, and it'll only take about an hour. If you want to add a little more difficulty definitely go down to the lighthouse.

There is parking at the Discovery Park Educational Center. Start on the Loop Trail and then look for the sign that indicates the trail down to the lighthouse. This is a fun hike with some great views. It's only about 3.5 miles, but you can get a nice workout in.

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  4.3 from 30 votes

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Photos

A nice sunset over Puget Sound.
Jan 21, 2019 near Bainbri…, WA
Great trail for running or for kids!
Jul 31, 2016 near Seattle, WA
View down to the shore through the trees in Discovery Park.
Oct 4, 2016 near Bainbri…, WA
A fire hydrant by the side of the trail - a fun little reminder that this beautiful park is in an urban setting.
Mar 11, 2018 near Seattle, WA
The path is generally wide and big jogging strollers are fine to use.
Jul 31, 2016 near Bainbri…, WA

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Feb 15, 2021
Jason Newcomer
Super slushy snow. Only did half to the point
Feb 6, 2021
Naresh G
Sep 10, 2020
Dan T
3.2mi
Sep 4, 2020
David Scott
Jul 4, 2020
Kimia Salmani
Jun 17, 2020
Thomas Ferguson
May 10, 2020
Daniel Coyne
Mar 7, 2020
Sungyeal Kim
4mi