Road Running in Seattle, WA
About Seattle Road Running
Seattle is definitely a runner’s town: Packs of people pound the pavement here everyday the whole year round, come rain or shine. Not only is going for a run is one of the most uncomplicated ways to enjoy some time outside, for visitors it’s a great way to explore and get your bearings in a new city.
One of the most classic Seattle runs starts downtown and continues along the waterfront on the paved Elliott Bay Trail. Run by famous sites like the giant Ferris wheel, the sculpture garden, and several green parks as you go. On a clear day, views of Mt. Rainier, the Olympics, and Elliot Bay will accompany you the whole way. Or take in the city skyline from afar with a loop around Seward Park, on a peninsula that juts into Lake Washington. To get even further from the hustle and bustle, venture into the park’s center. The towering old growth evergreens will make you feel as if those skyscrapers are a million miles away.
This 300-acre park offers a short, easy, and accessible loop trail that takes you through old-growth forests, along beaches, and past eagle nesting grounds.
This trail will give you plenty of beautiful views and scenery to distract you from the light challenge that your cardio system is enduring.
This popular park is great for running and strolling.
West Seattle's Lincoln Park offers a short, pretty loop through evergreen forests and connects to Coleman Park on the gorgeous Puget Sound waterfront.
The Waterfront provides a convenient urban road run along the water's edge with some of Seattle's finest views.
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