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Best Hiking Trails
near Seattle, WA

Best Hiking Trails
near Seattle, WA

Seattle Washington might be a big city but you can still find plenty of gorgeous hiking trails throughout it. Whether you’re an avid hiker or just enjoy a nice leisurely walk in the beautiful outdoors, there are plenty of trails for you to wander! Check out our list of Seattle hiking trails, all within 20 minutes of Contour apartments

SW Queen Anne Greenbelt, 5 min drive

This city park offers a natural forest setting with native wildlife via walking & biking trails.

Loop Trail, 10 min drive

This is an excellent hiking and running trail in Discovery Park. It’s well shaded in the woods for the most part, but the view opens up at the central meadow, where the trail is exposed. The trail has a very modest elevation change so it's suitable for most people.

South Beach Trail, 10 min drive

This is one of the steeper trails in Seattle is off the Loop trail and can get you down the bluff to the beach and lighthouse. It's a challenging section with some flights of steps and the trail conditions may worsen depending on the weather. The views on this trail are worth the effort you’ll put in.

Arboretum Waterfront Trail, 20 min drive

This 230-acre park features a botanical garden, fishing areas, several canoe and kayak landings, and plenty of hiking trails, including the unique Arboretum Waterfront Trail. a floating walkway that puts you on top of Lake Washington. The floating trail leads you through a maze of lily pads from Foster Island to Marsh Island and across to East Montlake Park (or vice versa).

Capehart Forest, 9 min drive

This beautiful and surreal hiking spot feels like you're in a forest wonderland. 

Hikes in Seattle are the perfect way to leave the city behind for a little while! We hope this list of hiking trails in Seattle helps you find the perfect spot to unwind after a long day or spend the weekend exploring. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about what we love to do living in Seattle, WA.