Chief Sealth Trail

The Chief Sealth Trail is paved, urban trail that follows underneath high-voltage power lines in southeast Seattle. It is about 4.5 miles long, one-way, and connects the Beacon Hill and Rainier Beach neighborhoods.

On the Trail

This undulating trail hugs the ridge top of Beacon Hill and provides views of the Cascades, Olympics, and Mount Rainier.  The path is open and sunny and features several P-Patches and other natural landscapes along the way. A loop trip can be done by connecting each end of the Chief Sealth Trail with the Link Light Rail Stations at Beacon Hill and Rainier Beach.  This trail is also open to bicycles.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 8.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft
  • 330 ft
  • Land Manager: Seattle Parks and Recreation
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Seattle City Map
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  • Chief Sealth Trail/Light-Rail Loop
  • Chief Sealth Trail and Jefferson Park

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