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Over 20 miles of old rails converted into the main biking thoroughfare for Seattle. Always busy and... read more

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Seattle, Washington
One of the best Seattle running trails

You can park and hop on the trail in many locations throughout the city. This is one of the most... read more

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Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed yesterday

Over 20 miles of old rails converted into the main biking thoroughfare for Seattle. Always busy and never disappoints: Commuting to work, to the University of Washington or weekend bike rides. Access to shopping and food close to the trail with plans to keep expanding...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can park and hop on the trail in many locations throughout the city. This is one of the most popular trails that goes around most of Lake Washington on the northern side. Many people also like to walk and bike on the trail. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MrPKI
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Awesome bike ride from Bothell to Seattle. My biking friend and I were soaked but loving it. It was not crowded at all. We biked about 24 miles round trip. Fall makes everything feel better! It's walkable as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank conchita2016
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Watch out for the bikes (often speeding, oblivious to pedestrians or traffic signs)!! Great walk along the lake and through Seattle neighborhoods. One of the most unusual city parks in the US.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BigJNK
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

No matter where you pick up the Burke Gilman it is always a different experience. We usually walk the northern end by Lake Forest Park and Bothell. This time we started by Pacific and Latona just west of I-5. We walked through GasWorks Park and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Randorf
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I have biked may rail trails and this one is excellent, would give it 4.5 out of 5 stars (it's on the railtrails.org Hall of Fame). A mix of wooded areas and lovely water views (unfortunately, nice homes block the view significantly with only brief...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The Burke Gilman trail, while it can get crowded in the summer, is a great way to zoom around the city while getting some exercise. I personally really like biking over the Fremont Bridge and heading towards the Ballard Locks, but there's intersecting trails all...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank yourguardianangle
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This is an OK bike ride. However, it functions more as a road than anything. I think if you were to try to walk it in a pleasurable way, that would be interrutped by cyclists and pepole trying to get from point A to point...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dashing_pilot
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We walk on the trail pretty often - you can walk or use the bike. The trail is huge. I will describe one of possible walk - around two miles long (actually 4 miles if you return to the starting point) Start an Ballard downtown...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Emanuil S
Reviewed 26 July 2018

REALLY, REALLY enjoyed this urban trail. The only thing that could have made it better was more unobstructed views of Portage Bay, Lake Washington & Lake Union. We rented bikes near Washington Univ., and needed just a short connection to reach the trail.

Date of experience: July 2018
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