Discovery Park


Frontcountry Trail Run - Discovery Park

Dawn patrol at Discovery Park. Make Mondays a bit less unpleasant with an early morning, dog-friendly run :) It will be 4-6 miles with less than 1000ft of elevation gain.

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  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft
  • Pace: 15-20min/mi

Exact Time TBD. We will start somewhere between 6-7am (we are leaning towards 6:45/7am). Email the leader if you have strong preferences/limitations.

We will meet in the SW corner of the Discovery Park North Parking Lot .

Google maps:

Park Map

This is a leashed dog-friendly run with leader's permission, see below for details. There are various bathrooms and water sources on the route.

This will be a choose your own adventure style run, but we will mostly stick to the Loop Trail, South Beach Trail, and North Beach Trail. Depending on how people feel, we will go ~4-6 miles at a 3-4mph pace.  Depending on the route, there will be some gentle elevation gain, but no more than 1000ft, unless people choose to go up and down a hill numerous times. We will avoid the beaches proper if dogs are present in our group, but we can still see them. We will stick together throughout the run.

If folks want more mileage near the end, people who want to stick around can do an out and back to the Ballard Locks, which can add about 2 miles, but will involve some road/sidewalk running. 

If you want to bring your dog, please fill out and email me a dog application to get permission. If you have filled out an application previously, just email me.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
    • Water
    • Optional snack
  • Sturdy running shoes
  • Dog Gear
    • Water
    • Leash
    • Harness or collar
    • Waste bags
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