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Burke-Gilman Trail

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Address: Seattle, WA
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A paved path offering scenic views for hikers and bikers alike.

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Fantastic trail with lots of variety for scenery

The Burke Gilman Trail is a fantastic resource to see a great deal of variety around Seattle. It runs from the north end of Lake Washington through the residential neighborhoods... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Marco W
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Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Burke Gilman Trail is a fantastic resource to see a great deal of variety around Seattle. It runs from the north end of Lake Washington through the residential neighborhoods and parks curling around lake until the University of Washington. There are not many food options along with this section until you get towards the university. Because it runs along... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I walked with my husband down the shore and then towards the jetty. This trail has some amazing views!

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Shoreline
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The Burke Gilman offers a pathway through Seattle and beyond to the suburbs that takes you through some truly beautiful areas with stunning views. The trail will allow you to cut along Lake Washington and other areas in relative safety from cars and traffic except at the various street crossings. Be advised, if you're walking watch out for the bicyclists.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Dangerous (due to traffic and RR tracks) in places, poorly marked, and populated all along with homeless camps.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Fabulous, popular off-road biking and walking trail that runs nearly 20 miles from Puget Sound in Ballard to beyond the top of Lake Washington and into Redmond.

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Washington, the State
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Sometimes it's difficult to share the trail with the bikers, but we have found that they are very courteous and announce their presence. On some parts of the trail homeless folks sleeping during the day there are a concern - would not recommend walking there in the dark!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We walked along this trail from Hawthorne Hills to the Horticultural Center, where we were going for a memorial service. We shared memories of the departed as we walked along this beautiful, peaceful trail.

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Thank MargaretBenefiel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Burke Gilman trail is a lovely remnant of the old civic design sensibility that inspired Seattle developers, with some of the good urban planning innovations of rails to trails and lake front neighborhood access routes. Sections are densely tree-lined lane, others offer views of Lake Washington and the city at a distance. You can get along well on foot... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Beautiful trail, much of it shaded by trees and flanked by water. Rent a bike from Recycled Cycles (great bikes and customer service...and reasonable prices)...spend a couple of hours or the entire day...you won't be disappointed!

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Seattle
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Yes, this is a beautiful train, skirting the lake, connecting communities, getting from Ballard to Redmond. It is what a trail should be. But because it is so popular, it is also very crowded. And too many bikers have that certain "attitude" that can make it unpleasant if you are not up to standard. That said, it is a good... More 

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