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Green Lake Loop

Trail, Lake, and Park
Green Lake, Seattle
  • John Jay M.
    "A 2.8 mile trail with perfect view of the lake at the center."(13 Tips)
    Lonnie A.
    "Beautiful rain or shine."(3 Tips)
    "Run the outside loop!"(3 Tips)
    Mel C.
    "Best place for a run on a fall day in Seattle 🍁🍂"(2 Tips)
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  • Kerri R.
    Kerri RosenthalNovember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great people watching, good place to go for a run as long as it isn't a Saturday in the summer. It gets CROWDED! Early morning or evening is best for fewer people.
  • Greatist
    GreatistSeptember 26, 2014
    There are great views of the lake, a small island on the lake's northwest corner called Duck Island & lots of people watching. It's a very popular park for dog walkers, cyclists, rollerbladers & more. Read more
  • John Jay M.
    John Jay MOctober 16, 2013
    A 2.8 mile trail with perfect view of the lake at the center. Great neighborhood too! I'll try to bring a bike next time!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HarrisMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The outside loop is always less crowded, so you don't have to dodge all the walkers. And most of it's dirt instead of pavement, so it's not as hard on your knees.
  • Ali
    AliApril 9
    easy 2.8 mile loop with plenty of spots to stop and enjoy the view along the way
  • Trixie J.
    Trixie JonesMay 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Ladies, beware...creepy, methy skinhead on a bike, asking all sorts of odd questions. I've seen him a few times between 5-6:30
  • Lonnie A.
    Lonnie AndersonJune 2, 2010
    Beautiful rain or shine. Often see turtles, herons, and lots of ducks. Great people watching too. Love to run here with the runner stroller.
  • Irina
    IrinaAugust 15, 2014
    Gorgeous trail. I planned to run it; alas, after a mile, that devolved into plan B. But it is just as pleasant for walking.
  • Trixie J.
    Trixie JonesSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're here in the am, bluwater bistro has fab champagne brekkie and at night, dukes HH is yummy!!!
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.August 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Careful of people who don't read the signage on the trails and walk in the wheel lane reserved for bikers and rollerbladers
  • ♥️♠️Jackson L.
    Great for a nice walk around the lake. 2.5miles and the people watching is the best.
  • Mel C.
    Mel COctober 10, 2016
    Best place for a run on a fall day in Seattle 🍁🍂
  • Trixie J.
    Trixie JonesMay 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    I run here daily, in hopes of seeing the super hot and shirtless Italian guy. I do believe he's my motivation!
  • Nichole L.
    Nichole LeighJune 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    You know you are a regular/ local if you're here rain or shine
  • Lacey
    LaceyFebruary 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Run the outside loop! Get a beer at green lake tavern when you're done (:
  • Elliot M.
    Elliot McDonellJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the (sometimes) sexy sunbathers in the summertime!
  • Kaleb C.
    Kaleb ColemanJanuary 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The paved path is 2.8 miles, but for 3.2 miles, run the outer edge path along the road.
  • Ehrik A.
    For runners. 2.5 miles. You might run into web cartoonist Matt Inman, AKA The Oatmeal:
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.July 19, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots of Pokemon going on these days
  • Michelle O.
    Michelle O'NeillJuly 21, 2015
    Great place for walking, running and biking.
  • Stas G.
    Stas GraySeptember 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Boathouse to the community center/beach ~1 mile, community center to the theater ~0.8 mile, and theater to the boathouse ~1 mile.
  • Chethana A.
    Chethana AcharJanuary 13, 2013
    This is in Winter!
  • Todd B.
    Todd BohannaSeptember 8, 2010
    What a great loop to get a little mother nature inspiration going in the mornings before work.
  • Ben C.
    Ben CostaMay 16, 2012
    Joggers in one lane, cyclists in the other :)
  • Kat M.
    Kat MayMarch 17, 2013
    After your walk or run, stop into Spids Fish & Chips to refuel.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SSeptember 6, 2010
    I love running here and I see a fat person. Thanks, you're my motivation!
  • Nadia C.
    Nadia ChilmonikMarch 10, 2015
    Beautiful! So lovely I wanna come back time and time again
  • Julia W.
    Julia W.June 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It's about 3 miles around the loop. Great on a sunny day in Seattle!
  • ˙ɯ uɐıɹq
    ˙ɯ uɐıɹqDecember 14, 2013
    3.2 miles of beautiful, urban goodness.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SMarch 6, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I love walking here in the fall
  • Natale B.
    Natale BogunMay 4, 2016
    Awesome place to hangout
  • Keri D.
    Keri DingJune 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    a loop around green lake is 2.8miles
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SprinklesAugust 6, 2014
    Take a walk around the lake
  • Artem P.
    Artem PFebruary 7, 2012
    Love walking my dogs at this park!! My favorite park
  • Simon T.
    Simon TanMarch 16, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Cherry blossoms in the Spring!
  • Kathy R.
    Kathy RuthJuly 30, 2016
    We offer a fair and consistent open book pricing system with no hype or pressure, just high quality products and service. More here:
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MillerMarch 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Running is awesome at Green Lake!
  • Mary S.
    Mary SNovember 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful in the fall
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SprinklesAugust 6, 2014
    Sunbathing, walking, sight seeing.
  • Jack R.
    Jack ReevesFebruary 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Exercise rain or shine! Hint: hit the stairs.
  • Christina R.
    Christina RocksApril 18, 2010
    The walk around the lake is 2.8mi long & beautiful!
  • Magan
    MaganApril 18
    Great place to exercise
  • Trixie J.
    Trixie JonesNovember 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Go early and avoid mass crowds.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle D.January 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    2.8 miles all the way around the inside path or 3.1 on the outside loop.
  • Rebecca R.
    Rebecca RogersSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Babies on parade!
  • Elliot M.
    Elliot McDonellMay 3, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Run time, grrr!
  • Mary S.
    Mary SJune 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lovely sunsets
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherAugust 7, 2014
    Stick to the right lane or be mowed over by Rollerbladers
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherMay 3, 2015
    2.8 miles inner loop/3.1 outer loop.
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