Hike to Lake Washington through Saint Edward State Park

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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

Distance

3 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

400 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Mountain Biking, Hiking

Beach
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Great nature, close by.

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.

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.

Great Park!

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

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