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Ship Canal/ Lake Union Trail

 South of its big brother (the Burke-Gilman Trail), the Ship Canal Trail runs from the Fremont Bridge west along the canal near Seattle Pacific University, and east/ south beside Lake Union. This trail is a glorified sidewalk for much of its length near the lake and is popular with walkers, joggers and dog walkers.
Ship Canal Trail near the SPU athletic fields

Location: King County
City(s): Seattle, WA
Length: 1.5 miles.  Approx

Elevation: Flat, follows water
Facilities Trail Condition  
Drinking Water:  No
Restrooms:  No
Benches:  Yes
Picnic Tables:  No
Surface Type:  Mixed
Surface Quality:  5
Scenery:  7
Lighting: 5

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

Fremont Bridge VR
King County Bike Map
Trail expansion map
1. Connects to Burke-Gilman Trail via the Fremont Bridge

1. Contract 2 will extend the trail from 11th Avenue W to Emerson Street near Fisherman’s Terminal, where it joins an existing bike path along Emerson Street. Construction begins Sep 2011 and finishes by end of 2011.

Photo Gallery

Looking the other way along the trail next to the athletic fields

View of the trail from across the canal.


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