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You can get lost happily among the thickets, nature trails, beaches and bluffs of this 534-acre park.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199-1029
+1 206-386-4236
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All reviews the loop light house visitor center great trails puget sound military base beach trail hiking trails wild blackberries low tide olympic mountains beautiful scenery nice walk few hours sunny day mount rainier seattle area
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here for the first time this week. Hiked out to the lighthouse in hopes of capturing a nice sunset picture. The hike was really easy from the South Parking Lot (a bit harder coming back up hill). I did not know the view across...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brooks T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is absolutely massive and full of paths to go exploring. There is a ton of diversity of flora. It is a peaceful experience to go walking through the woods here. If you walk all the way to the point, there is a nice...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank nomadfamilytravelers
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Miles of trails and a great view over the water. There's a historical military camp there; lots of blackberries in the summer. Open space as well as trails in the woods.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Wanted to have the feeling of going to a national park with out the long drive. Discovery Park was about 15 - 20 min from Downtown Seattle. It was the perfect solution to that predicament. Has multiple trails for you to walk, from the beach...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Crose2130
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Walked & ran this park, both alone & with my son who lives in Seattle.We even walked in the rain on Thanksgiving! Beautiful views of the bay & mountains on a clear day. Ran into friendly locals who guided me on what trails to use...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We did the loop walk on a nice November morning. We thought it was 2.8 miles, but we actually took the long loop which ended up about 4+ miles. We parked at the Discovery Center which was quote packed for parking at 11 am on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Randorf
Reviewed 19 November 2018

So much sea life here! At low tide the multitude of sea creatures and plants otherwise hidden by the water is extraordinary! Anemones, crabs, fishe, LIVE sand dollars! We even saw a small octopus!! The beach is wide and sandy but there are sharp barnacles...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank D R
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Many trails both through the woods and along the shore. The views of Puget Sound and the snow capped Olympic Mountains are spectacular. We were there on a beautiful clear Saturday in November. While there were a lot of people there, it did not feel...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeremiah T
Reviewed 13 November 2018

We had a great morning exploring this area and the trails. Found some small pieces of sea glad at the beach. Great service provided by a shuttle from the beach back to the visitors center. Beautiful vistas and great trails.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank kidsmom1999
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

The park is big. If you decide to park legally, you’re going to have to walk a ways before getting to the lighthouse, which is nice for some people. There are sports areas near the entrance where you can play frisbee, etc. The lighthouse at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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1 July 2018|
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Response from TartanCat57 | Reviewed this property |
Yup, lots of parking, but it's a ways to the beach if you are interested in that. Also, right when you get to the beach there is a sign that says NO DOGS, which is a bummer if you have one. However, I have noticed that there... More
22 May 2018|
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Response from Eataly01 | Reviewed this property |
Discovery Park is very safe during the day. Lots of people, including kids, walking, jogging, biking, especially on a sunny day. We have never seen "homeless" folks in the park.
24 April 2018|
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Response from Jennifer H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, beach glass is fine.