West Gilman becomes Discovery Park Blvd West Point Lighthouse was established in 1881 and can be viewed from the South Beach Trail in the park. No dogs allowed on the beach. The view at the end of it was absolutely mesmerizing! Permits are only for those who otherwise would not be able to get to the beach - families with children under 8, people over 62, and others who are not physically able to walk to the beach doe to an injury, illness or some other physical condition. Permits for beach parking are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center Tuesday thru Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It was 4.7 miles and took me 2 hours to complete. Burke-Gilman Trail: Ballard Bridge to Bothell, South Bluff, South Ridge, Piper's Creek, North Traverse and Grand Fire Trail, Loop Trail via West Emerson Street Entrance, South Ridge, Hillside, Brick Road and Piper's Creek Trail, Lake Union Waterfront Walkway: Northwest Seaport, Piper’s Creek and North Traverse Trail Loop, West Point Lighthouse to Discovery East Lot. It makes for great stroll with friends, family, pets, etc. Follow 46th until it becomes Market Street. For a map of the park’s trail and road system, stop by the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center near the Government Way entrance. Beach Parking Permit Go left on 15th Avenue NW, following it over the Ballard Bridge. What a great way to end the weekend. And I took the path less travelled. None of it mattered as we were there for the outdoors – to walk on the beach, visit the forts and lighthouses and to bicycle. It is a great place for a walk anytime of the year. Eventually, when the road levels out, come to Discovery Park Boulevard, about a quarter mile east of where you crossed it earlier. WTA workers were out fixing it up, very nice. Visitor Center To get to the North Parking Lot It was pretty busy but it was sunny in December so, Easy hike.. Close for renovation .5 mile after the Lighthouse. With 534 acres to its name, it’s hard not to find something to do. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. I took shelter here. Park at the Roman Catholic church. Well trafficked. At next set of stoplights go left onto Valley St. Children's play area Discovery Park and Lighthouse Loop Trail is a 7.1 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Seattle, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The lighthouse is similar in design to the Point No Point Light and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Start on the Loop Trail and then look for the sign that indicates the trail down to the lighthouse. It was very windy today by the beach. Yes, we brought our electric bikes prepared to ride the Discovery Trail, and that’s where we’ll start. One of my favs! Trail and facility map of Discovery Park. Lots of stairs! Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Lots of stairs! Follow 45th, staying to the right. Take a right onto West Gilman at the 4 way flashing light. At next set of stoplights go left onto Valley St. It is the largest city park in Seattle, and occupies most of the former Fort Lawton site. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until December. Eventually I came to a fork in the road. Follow Discovery Park Blvd until you come to the east entrance of the Park. Beautiful and muddy. At 3 way stop take a left onto Emerson St. 218. 45th becomes 46th Avenue North. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center Tuesday through Friday during open hours. $29.03 per adult 8/22/2020. There is parking at the Discovery Park Educational Center. Puyallup, WA. Muddy in some spots but nice views. Continue on Market until you reach 15th Avenue NW. Take the 45th Street Exit and head west (right). I did not have to guide them at all, and simply just focused on capturing their love the way it was. Formely a military base that operated during WWII, it is now one of my favorite place to go for that 'out of town' feeling when I only have an evening or so. Picnic tables Discovery Park and its beach area great for walking, running, photography, and taking in a sunset. Westlake Ave becomes Nickerson Street. The park is built on the historic grounds of Fort Lawton, which was originally a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War. The park is also home to the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. The park includes two miles of protected tidal beaches, a lighthouse, open meadow lands, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, active sand dunes, thickets, and streams. You can make some interesting compositions of the trail leading to the lighthouse. (about 1/2 mile) Tennis courts Daily 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. Useful 3. Do not take the short route. Die Route ist am besten von Mai bis Dezember zugänglich. I-5 Southbound: Went in Oct: it was gloomy and foggy but felt magical. 11.8 miles of trails including the Loop Trail. Facilities The Visitor Center will be on the left. Discover trails like Discovery Park Beaches, Bluffs, and Lighthouse Trails Washington, find information like trail length, elevation, difficulty, activities, and nearby businesses. Very pretty trail otherwise. Discovery Park is the largest park in the city of Seattle—a treasure trove of green spaces, natural shoreline, and paved and rough trails alike. Previous. Permits are only for those who otherwise would not be able to get to the beach - families with children under 8, people over 62, and others who are not physically able to walk to the beach doe to an injury, illness or some other physical condition. Take the Mercer Street exit. You might not feel the grade drop however until you turn around and want to get back to your car. It is a trail used in environmental learning classes and quiet contemplation, so we discourage jogging and dogs are not allowed. Park Hours Closed holidays, Phone: (206) 386-4236 Lighthouse Park is one of Greater Vancouver's most beautiful parks located along the shores of West Vancouver. The trail is relatively flat and well maintained. Turn right at first stoplight onto Fairview Ave N. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until December. Take the first right after the bridge onto Emerson Street. Fairly easy and not too muddy! West Gilman becomes Discovery Park Blvd It was 4.7 miles and took me 2 hours to complete. Turn right at first stoplight onto Fairview Ave N. Trail was pretty good. Pass two side trails, both signed for the Hidden Valley Trail that heads back to the South Beach. Visitor Center Take the 45th Street Exit and head west (right). In 2003, the Department of Parks and Recreation received permission to submit an application to the United States Department of Interior to acquire the West Point Light Station … Turn right onto West Gilman Stay in far right lane that merges onto Westlake Avenue N. Fairly easy and not too muddy! This sculpture commemorates a journal entry by William Clark, of Lewis and Clark, about a “buzzard of a large kind”.This is just the start of the 8.5-mile long hiking and biking trail named after the Corps of Discovery. Definitely a must see- if you’re in town for a while and are grabbing at things to do with the covid shut down! There is parking at the Discovery Park Educational Center. Also see signs to Daybreak Star. Tuesday-Sunday Facilities Cross over the Loop Trail, and continue uphill on the paved park road. Park Hours One of my favs! From the Lighthouse keep on the main trail. Cool 2. The Visitor Center will be on the left. Miles and miles of trails run through the huge park. Discovery Park is located in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood, and is the largest park in the city. Trail. You get a view of the water and lighthouse. If you want to put your feet in the sand, head down to the western most part of the park. You can compose the waves crashing against the rocks at the base of the lighthouse. If you have a permit from the City of Seattle to park down at the beach, you can park there - however: Permits for beach parking are very limited. Daily 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. More crowded than I'm used to but people were masked up. Parking passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center. It’s no surprise that the iconic Lighthouse trail is the most popular hike in Palo Duro Canyon, and it absolutely deserves its popularity! A lighthouse is located on West Point, the westernmost point of the park and the entire city of Seattle, and on the south side of the North Beach strip is a sewage treatmentplant, but it is almost entirely conceale… A little of everything- forests, beach, history, etc. The north side of the beach also has interesting views. Take a right following signs to get to North Parking Lot. I-5 Southbound: Turn right onto West Gilman The park boasts some of the largest Douglas Fir trees in Greater Vancouver as well as breathtaking views of the water. Bing Maps has a collection of great trails with directions to trail heads as well as photos. The beach usually is covered with a significant quantity of driftwood. While I was here, I asked the guide about how far the lighthouse was. Follow Discovery Park Blvd until you come to the east entrance of the Park. The park includes two miles of protected tidal beaches, a lighthouse, open meadow lands, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, active sand dunes, thickets, and streams. Situated on Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound, this expansive urban park--the largest in Seattle--offers two scenic miles of beach trails … Continue on Emerson St., through one stop light, until you get to a 4 way stop with a flashing light. No dogs allowed on the beach. A bit muddy, but to be expected. This lighthouse is surrounded on three sides by beach. Follow until you come to the East entrance of the Park. A popular trail leads to South Beach, where an old lighthouse adds to the scenery. The park is built on the historic grounds of Fort Lawton, which was originally a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Capehart Forest Restoration; South Beach Trail; FAA Tower ; Celebrating Over 45 Years; Interactive Education; Get Involved. The Discovery Trail runs 8.5 miles from Long Beach through the dunes to Beards Hollow in the south. Parking in the East Parking lot you can access the loop trail and start your way down a flat, maintained trail. good to go in the morning when there’s not a lot of people and the views are beautiful, especially love the staircase in the forest, Coyote standoff but somehow o don’t think it was that big of a threat. It's only about 3.5 miles, but you can get a nice workout in. Facebook 0 Twitter Pinterest 0 0 Likes. Take the Mercer Street exit. The park is also home to the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Beach was windy but walk in a little and you're out of the wind. Continue on Emerson St., through one stop light, until you get to a 4 way stop with a flashing light. Whether you want to hike, enjoy a picnic or spend some time relaxing on a beach, this park has got you covered. It was very windy today by the beach. The park provides an open space away from the stress and activity of the city, a sanctuary for wildlife, and an outdoor classroom for people to learn about the natural world. From here you can enjoy stunning views of the Puget Sound, sit on the rocks and listen to the water lapping up onto the shore, feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your back as you take in the sailboats and freighters passing by. Continue going through the park past the Visitor Center. The Discovery Park Loop Trail is a designated National Recreation Trail, 2.8 miles long with an elevation change of just 140 feet. The park is located 5 miles northwest of downtown Seattle in the neighborhood of Magnolia. At the north-western tip of the park sits an old lighthouse. Take a right following signs to get to North Parking Lot. Trail was pretty good. Volunteer Work Reports; Events and Outings; Our Community; Ways to Give; Resources. Picnic tables (about 1/2 mile) Went in Oct: it was gloomy and foggy but felt magical. Children's play area good to go in the morning when there’s not a lot of people and the views are beautiful, especially love the staircase in the forest, Coyote standoff but somehow o don’t think it was that big of a threat. Beach Parking Permit UTM: 0328450E, 5383307N. 45th becomes 46th Avenue North. Muddy in a few places, but to be expected after the rainfall we've gotten lately. Entry is free, and official hours are daily 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. Discovery Park dazzles at any time of year. Discovery Park is a 534-acre (2.16 km ) park on the shores of Puget Sound in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Discovery Park and Lighthouse Loop Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Seattle, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. Beach was windy but walk in a little and you're out of the wind. A little of everything- forests, beach, history, etc. And even though we couldn’t see as much, it was still beautiful. Also see signs to Daybreak Star. We took their photos at the West Point Lighthouse at Discovery Park in Seattle WA. Okay, it was actually the path more travelled because it went to the West Point Lighthouse, but I really wanted to make that joke on this blog. 160. Tennis courts Closed holidays, Phone: (206) 386-4236 Staying in left lane follow the sign to the Ballard Bridge/Emerson Street. Discovery Park, I'll be back! W. Gilman becomes Discovery Park Blvd. A bit muddy, but to be expected. Email: discover@seattle.gov, -5 Northbound: The Lighthouse, which stretches roughly 310 feet into the air and overlooks the seemingly endless Palo Duro Canyon, is the most famous rock formation in the state park, adorning everything from brochures to souvenir magnets. Become a Member; Become a Park Ambassador; Take Action. Karri V. Elite '2021. Tuesday-Sunday The Visitor Center will be on the left. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Staying in left lane follow the sign to the Ballard Bridge/Emerson Street. Discovery Park and Lighthouse Loop Trail ist ein 4.4 Meilen langer, stark besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Seattle, Washington. Discovery Park is closer to just a patch of woods left untouched in an otherwise rapidly developing city. Take a right onto West Gilman at the 4 way flashing light. It was pretty busy but it was sunny in December so, Easy hike.. Close for renovation .5 mile after the Lighthouse. West Point Lighthouse Discovery Park is home to one of the 18 active lighthouses in Washington State. The Discovery Trail begins at the Port of Ilwaco where you’ll find a brass sculpture of a California Condor spreading its wings. Start on the Loop Trail and then look for the sign that indicates the trail down to the lighthouse. Discovery Park and Lighthouse Loop Trail ist ein 7.1 Kilometer langer, stark besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Seattle, Washington. Beautiful and muddy. Go straight on Nickerson Street past Fremont Bridge and Seattle Pacific University. Westlake Ave becomes Nickerson Street. The Discovery Park & Lighthouse Loop trail is roughly 4.4 miles. By the time I reached the Visitor's Center, the weather started getting bad, and it began to rain. Follow 46th until it becomes Market Street. Burke-Gilman Trail: Ballard Bridge to Bothell, South Bluff, South Ridge, Piper's Creek, North Traverse and Grand Fire Trail, Loop Trail via West Emerson Street Entrance, South Ridge, Hillside, Brick Road and Piper's Creek Trail, Lake Union Waterfront Walkway: Northwest Seaport, Piper’s Creek and North Traverse Trail Loop, West Point Lighthouse to Discovery East Lot. Exit Route 235 at King’s Cove and follow the signage to the Lighthouse Trail. Get to know Seattle's first established neighborhood, Pioneer Square, by walking its underground pathways as they existed in the 1890s in the company of a guide. (Vista at church) UTM: 0327966E, 5382245N . And even though we couldn’t see as much, it was still beautiful. Sunset is a great time to shoot the lighthouse. It was pretty magical to see Mt Rainer and the sound. Discovery Park is a 534 acre natural area park, located next to the peninsular Magnolia neighborhood in Seattle, and overlooking Puget Sound, with views of the Cascade and Olympic mountains. Muddy in a few places, but to be expected after the rainfall we've gotten lately. Discovery Park is the largest park in the city of Seattle. Discovery Park is a 534 acre natural area park, located next to the peninsular Magnolia neighborhood in Seattle, and overlooking Puget Sound, with views of the Cascade and Olympic mountains. On this day, we went through what remains of the old Army base, Fort Lawton, now part of the park, and then down a moderate trail (with stairs) to … Stay in far right lane that merges onto Westlake Avenue N. The most popular route is the 2.8-mile “Discovery Park Loop,” which travels approximately around the park’s perimeter through coniferous and deciduous forests, past the meadows and shrubs, and above the bluffs overlooking the water (you’ll want to stop here a moment to take in the vista before you). Discovery Park is a 534 acre natural area park operated by the Seattle Parks and Recreation. Go straight on Nickerson Street past Fremont Bridge and Seattle Pacific University. It's only about 3.5 miles, but you can get a nice workout in. There are a variety of trails through the park that take you past old growth Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir trees. Lighthouse. Continue going through the park past the Visitor Center. (about 1/2 mile) More information about the West Point Lighthouse can be found at the Friends of Discovery Park webpage including this educational video. The West Point Light, also known as the Discovery Park Lighthouse, is an active aid to navigation on Seattle, Washington's West Point, which juts into Puget Sound and marks the northern extent of Elliott Bay. The full Loop Trail is 2.8 miles. You can explore this trail a different time. Discovery Park offers over 11 miles of trails that can be combined up into infinite variations and lengths. Very pretty trail otherwise. Exit the trail at the Brook Point sign and descent to the bedding plane. Trace the city’s history, from an Indigenous dwelling to its Gold Rush days and up through its current state as a thriving modern neighborhood on this walking tour. It was a bit muddy on the back side of the trail. If you want a bit more of a challenge, start on the loop trail going clockwise, but after running past the bluffs with the seaside views look out for the smaller trail that cont… The trail includes two beautiful streams, forested wetlands and some fairly large conifers and big leaf maples. It was a bit muddy on the back side of the trail. It is a main feature of Seattle's Discovery Park (about 1/2 mile) marina lopuga December 28, 2019. This is a fun hike with some great views. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist … WTA workers were out fixing it up, very nice. Follow until you come to the East entrance of the Park. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden. It’s a beautiful lovely shore and also has a perfect walking trail for sunny days. This project provides for the restoration of the West Point Lighthouse located at the westerly tip of Discovery Park. You can make your visit as easy or difficult as you want. 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