Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop

This easy relatively flat six mile loop is on paved paths and sidewalks running through several Seattle neighborhoods surrounding Lake Union. There are several parks to explore along the way, skyline views and public art on display, and the picturesque east side of Lake Union known for houseboats, funky eateries and the last of the working docks as well as views across Lake Union.

On the trail

Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop Suggested Route

6-mile loop with 100 feet of elevation gain

Walk from MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry), over the Fremont Bridge, past Gas Works Park, over University Bridge, past houseboat docks and the Center for Wooden Boats, and back to end at MOHAI.

eastlake seattle

2-mile loop with 100 feet of elevation gain

An area bounded by Fairview Ave, E, E Howe St, Eastlake Ave E, and E Roanoak  St. Discover Seattle's famous houseboat subculture and small streetend parks along the lake. Along Eastlake Ave is a mixture of new and old including Seward School, the oldest public school in Seattle.


  • Suitable Activities: Trail Running, Urban Walking, Urban Adventure
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 100 ft
  • 100 ft
  • Land Manager: Seattle Parks and Recreation
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 25
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 25
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  • Lake Union Loop
  • Cheshiahud Loop
  • Circumambulating Lake Union
  • Eastlake Seattle

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