Seattle Waterfront Pathway


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Seattle Waterfront Pathway Facts

States: Washington
Counties: King
Length: 2 miles
Trail end points: Broad Street and South Royal Brougham Way (Seattle)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6055796

Seattle Waterfront Pathway Description

The highly urban Seattle Waterfront Pathway is a continuation of the Elliot Bay Trail and carries on south from Broad Street south to South Royal Brougham Way. The trail parallels Alaskan Way along Elliot Bay, past ferry terminals, cruise ship docks, restaurants, the aquarium, and a park. It's a great place for watching cruise ships in this vibrant city.

Parking and Trail Access

Metered parking is available along local streets. From Interstate 5 take Alaskan Way and look for parking. Myrtle Edwards Park (on the north end) has limited parking. You can also take Metro Transit.

Seattle Waterfront Pathway Reviews

Amazing Trail

All along the waterfront - I ride it twice a week - most beautiful trail in and as it completes at the North end turn left and it connects to a 2 mile trail along cruise ship terminal and Smith Cove Park or take a right along the rail yard and connect to the Gilman trail that takes you north to Gilman road protected trail that goes to Discovery park and on the way back drop down to the Ballard locks - most beautiful ride ever

Amazing ride

I ride this trail 4 to 5 times It is a crazy beautiful trail

Trail is in good shape as of 5/21/2020

Rode this trail, loved it!

Trail is virtually non-existent

Major construction along the Seattle waterfront obliterates the trail. It will probably be another 5 years before the sea wall replacement, the 99 tunnel, and the tear down of the viaduct are finished and the trail is restored. Currently there are hard to see detours and pedestrian only paths.

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