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Discovery Park

Discovery Park

3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle, Washington, 98199

The basics

A favorite with local walkers and runners, Discovery Park has nearly 12 miles (19 kilometers) of trails. The most popular is the 3-mile (4.5-kilometer) Discovery Park Loop trail, which departs the visitor center to a mix of forest and open meadows. The park is also an included stop on some tours of Seattle, which range from shorter sightseeing trips to full-day excursions. Since Discovery Park is located near the Ballard Locks, it’s sometimes featured on boat tours of the locks. To explore more of Discovery Park, single-destination tours offer a more in-depth look at the network of trails and natural features.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

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Tennessee visits Seattle Washington
judy_h, May 2022
Discovery Park Electric Bike Tour
Monte was awesome Seattle is beautiful, we saw areas that were unique to other tours. Definitely recommend
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Super fun!!!!
Sharlene_L, Apr 2021
Discovery Park Electric Bike Tour
My daughter and had an awesome time with Monty during spring break. He knows Seattle very well and was very patient. The weather was perfect...clear and sunny. The electric bike was a breeze going up the hills and we saw many fantastic views of Seattle and expensive neighborhood called Magnolia. I highly recommend this trip if you're in Seattle.
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Great fun
Tami-A, Sep 2020
Discovery Park Electric Bike Tour
We had so much fun on this tour. This was our first time on an electric bike, but had no problem getting use to it and how to operate it. We had a great day weather wise and enjoyed the sites and the ride so much. Our tour guide was informative and as we were the only ones on the tour, we got a personal touch that we enjoyed very much. Now to start saving so I can get an E-bide of my own.

Things to know before you go

  • This is a great destination for bird watchers. Both year-round species and migratory birds can be spotted in the meadows and on the coastline here.
  • Bring layered clothing, as it can be cool by the coast even on warm days.
  • Not all the trails can be accessed with a stroller or wheelchair. On-site play equipment and picnic areas comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards.
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How to get there

The Discovery Park visitor center is located at 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, and is the starting point for some walks in the park. Parking is available at the visitor center, and permitted beach parking is available for visitors with mobility issues; these can be requested at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center. On summer weekends, a free beach shuttle brings visitors to the beach.

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When to get there

Discovery Park is open daily. The visitor center, where information, restrooms, and maps are available, is open from Tuesday through Sunday. With its western views across Puget Sound, Discovery Park is a great place to visit during sunset hours, when the Olympic Mountains reflect evening light.

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Top Parks in Seattle

Called the ‘Emerald City’ for its year-round canopy of evergreen trees, Seattle has plenty of public space to roam. One favorite spot is the chain of parks along Elliott Bay, with trails that extend from Olympic Sculpture Park all the way to Centennial Park. Another great destination is Green Lake Park, where cyclists, skaters, and pedestrians follow a 3-mile (4.5-kilometer) trail around a scenic body of water with resident ducks.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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