Cedar Park & Burke-Gilman Trail

Walk, jog or ride the Burke-Gilman on a part or all of it's 18 miles or, for a good workout, hike the stairs in North Seattle starting at Cedar Park with a lakeside walk along the Burke-Gilman Trail.

on the trail

Burke-Gilman Trail

This 18-mile paved trail runs from the Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, along Lake Washington, and to the  Sammamish River Trail in Bothell. Along the way you can visit the Hiram Chittenden Locks, Fremont Canal Park, Gas Works Park, University of Washington, Magnuson Park, Log Boom Park, Wayne Golf Course and Blyth Park. It's sees frequent use by walkers, joggers, and bikers, and can have large crowds on a  nice day in many section.

Stairway Walk

Start in a quiet North Seattle neighborhood at Cedar Park that sits on the bluff overlooking Lake Washington.  This is Walk 4, "Cedar Park and the Burke-Gilman Trail," in Seattle Stairway Walks. On your walk you'll find some of the few stairways built in the automobile era.  Head north along the Burke-Gilman Trail for a mile or so and hike back up the bluff to wind your way back along city streets.

  • Difficulty: Easy, Bikepacking Gravel I
  • Length: 3.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 606 ft
  • 334 ft
  • Land Manager: Seattle Parks and Recreation
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
3737 NE 135th Street, Seattle WA
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  • Cedar Park
  • Cedar Park & Burke-Gilman Stairways
  • Burke-Gilman Trail
  • Burke-Gilman Trail: Bothell to Kenmore

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