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Green Lake Trail

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 3.9 (13)

An easy gravel hike around a popular lake. You'll see ducks, families, and exercisers of all kinds.


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2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Loop

177' 54 m

High

164' 50 m

Low

25' 8 m

Up

25' 8 m

Down

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Max Grade (1°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildlife

No courtesy rules are explicitly stated for the gravel margin.

Asphalt path courtesy rules: Inside lane: runners, walkers, baby strollers; clockwise direction recommended. Outside lane: bicycles and skaters; counter-clockwise direction only.

In summer and fall algal toxins can affect swimming by you or your pet. See green2.kingcounty.gov/swimb… for current status.

Description

The gravel inner margin of the asphalt loop bounding Green Lake is a pleasure to hike on. Much of it is generously wide, and it occasionally feeds onto dirt shortcuts. At a few points, one is forced onto asphalt to cross a bridge or skirt a building.

Flora & Fauna

Commonly seen animals include ducks, toads, cormorants, loons, herons, geese, turtles, raccoons, rats, squirrels, bats, hawks, eagles, and osprey. Pink and white cherry trees on the west side were donated by the Japanese government in the 1930's.

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Ben Stephens

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  3.9 from 13 votes

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  3.9 from 13 votes
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#379

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#7,949

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Photos

A double rainbow over Green Lake's Duck Island.
Apr 30, 2017 near Shoreline, WA

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Sep 7, 2020
Karthik Rayanki
2.9mi — 11h 00m
May 2, 2020
Rachel Dier
3.6mi — 0h 35m
Mar 15, 2020
Sungyeal Kim
2.9mi
Dec 29, 2019
Angus Steele
took a very slow casual walk with the family and the dog. one of our family favourites. 2.9mi — 1h 00m
Sep 1, 2019
Joanne McIntosh
Aug 11, 2019
Rachel Dier
Apr 21, 2019
Shana Matthews
Jun 30, 2018
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