Hike to Lake Washington through Saint Edward State Park

Washington Saint Edward State Park Parking Area

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This family-friendly park offers a number of activities, including a pleasant 3 mile loop down to the north shore of Lake Washington.

The 316-acre Saint Edward State Park, located in Kenmore on the north end of Lake Washington, accommodates hiking, mountain biking, boating, and picnicking. The park is named for the former seminary still standing on the property.

A number of trails connect to the water, including North Trail, which transitions to Beach Trail when approaching the lake. After spending some time at the beach, hike back through the forest along South Canyon Trail.

Photo Credit: sea turtle and Keith Rowley

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Mountain bike
  • Water
  • Sun protection
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Hiking, Mountain Biking

Skill Level:



Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:



3 Miles

Elev. Gain:

400 Feet



Family Friendly
Picnic Area

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2 months ago

Great Hike!

Starting to get into fitness and the outdoors...this was a great and relatively easy hike with a but of a grade going up and down to the lake. Worth it, snd will definitely return.

2 months ago

7 months ago

Great Park!

I consistently run here and every trail is great! Good range of difficultly as well.

7 months ago

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