Hike to Lake Washington through Saint Edward State Park

Saint Edward State Park Parking Area, Kenmore, Washington, United States

  • Activities:

    Mountain Biking, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    3 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    400 Feet

Beach
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area

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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I really love these short hikes. Beautiful trees, moss, ferns, lake... locally, without the need to drive hours to get there. A great loop is taking North Trail down to the lake and South Ridge to Plateau on the way back, almost exactly 3 miles, with some decent steeps on the way back.

about 2 months ago
about 2 months ago

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.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

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

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

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