Old Ballard

An easy walk with minimal elevation gain through the photogenic old Ballard Avenue historic district. Fishing industry, bars, cafes, stores, art galleries and pocket parks.

on the trail

Hike a loop along Shilshole  Ave NW and it's fishing and ship repair industry, then through the historic district of Ballard Ave NW with it's complement of nightlife bars and restaurants, art galleries and boutique stores and old brick buildings. Bergen Place, where Ballard Ave meets Market St NW was dedicated by the King of Norway, and Market St leads to the Ballard locks and back via 54th St NW to Shilshole Ave.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Urban Adventure, Urban Walking
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 2.0 mi
  • 20 ft
  • Land Manager: City of Seattle
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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