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Busway Trail


 I didn't know this trail existed until I saw it on the Seattle Bike Master Plan. It's short, has a somewhat bumpy surface and occasional bits of trash, and may be frequented by transients at times. But it does provide a closeup view of Safeco Field, and provides an alternative to busy 4th or 6th avenues.
Northern trailhead on Royal Brougham Way, looking south.

Location: King County
City(s): Seattle, WA
Length: 1 miles.  

Popularity:
 Less
Elevation: Very flat
     Gain  0
     Loss
  0
Facilities Trail Condition  
Drinking Water:  No
Restrooms:  No
Benches:  No
Picnic Tables:  No
Surface Type:  Paved
Surface Quality:  7
Scenery:  2
Lighting: 1
Ratings:

0 = none/ the worst
5 = average
10 = excellent


Maps:
Bikely map
King County Bike Map
Seattle Bike Master Plan South
Expansions:
1. According to the Seattle Bike Master Plan, extensions to this trail could include connections to the I-90 Trail on the north and extensions south as far as Spokane St. to connect with the trail to West Seattle.

Directions: Trail parallels the Busway between 4th and 6th Avenue just south of downtown Seattle, and runs from Royal Brougham Way near Safeco Field to Forest St.


Photo Gallery


View of Safeco Field from north end of the trail.


Skyline of Seattle beckons.


Near somebody's back door.


South end of the trail from Forrest Street.

 

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