Ship Canal Trail

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Across the waterway from its big brother (the Burke-Gilman Trail), the Ship Canal Trail runs along the southern edge of the Lake Washington Ship Canal near Seattle Pacific University. The trail links the Burke-Gilman Trail via the Fremont Avenue Bridge with the bike path on W. Emerson Place near Fishermen's Terminal.

The completion of the trail to its current western terminus makes it possible for intrepid bikers and runners to travel from Redmond to downtown Seattle almost entirely on non-motorized paths. The Ship Canal Trail is popular with dog-walkers and joggers.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Ship Canal Trail can be found at Fishermen's Terminal off W. Emerson Place.


perfect for me

   April, 2014 by brutusbird

I ride this trail to and from work daily. It is well maintained and a nice flat ride. The wind in the afternoon can really get going generally in a west to east wind. Not too high a volume of riders. It is almost like it is a secret or something. So much more


   August, 2013 by toolbear

August 2013 Not a bad little trail. An entire 1.91 miles long, but it does connect to the Burke-Gilman and the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop trail. It offers good views of the Ship Canal with lots of benches and a shaded parking lot. That is always nice more


   August, 2008 by kickstand

I only saw the trail at the terminus area, at 6th avenue. I didn't have my bike to try it out. The asphalt seemed pretty well kept, although the paint markings looked like they were wearing off. Currently there are lots of blackberry bushes growing more