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Alki Trail

 Short trail traces the shoreline of the Alki Peninsula, providing access to beaches, shops, restaurants and nice views of downtown Seattle and Puget Sound. Beloved by walkers, skaters and bikers alike.
Junction of Duwamish, West Seattle Bridge and Alki trails

Location: King County
City(s): Seattle, WA
Length: 3 miles.  Approx.

     Gain  30
Facilities Trail Condition  
Drinking Water:  Yes
Restrooms:  Yes
Benches:  Yes
Picnic Tables:  No
Surface Type:  Paved
Surface Quality:  7
Scenery:  8
Lighting: 6

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


Effective: 6/1/2010 - 1/1/2030. Bicyclists could face more conflicts with vehicle traffic, where the West Seattle Bridge trail meets waterfront East Marginal Way.
Link for additional information
King County Bike Map
Seattle bike map (south side)
West Seattle Bridge Map
1. Connects with the West Seattle Bridge Trail and bike routes to downtown Seattle.
2. Connects to Duwamish River Trail underneath the West Seattle Bridge.

Photo Gallery

Notorious 5-way crossing. Get in traffic lane and turn left to save time.

The trail's organic, but don't eat it!

Ivy covers the walls here.

Trail turns to follow Harbor Ave.

Shops are a little too close for comfort. Watch for traffic in driveways!

Trail bends a bit while ascending a mini-hill.

Lots of different users use the trail, so be on your guard.

Skyline view from landmark restaurant Salty's parking lot.

Four-wheelers like this one are rented by a local company.

View of Magnolia Hill across Elliott Bay.

Walkers go one way, bikers another. Well, they would in a perfect world…

Alki Beach beckons in the distance.


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