An easy 2.8-mile run around the lake. Convenient, flat, well-paved, and scenic. Great bars and restaurants nearby to hit post-run.

Looping around a freshwater lake surrounded by tranquil natural scenery, Green Lake Park trail is considered by many to be Seattle’s go-to running spot. I love it because it’s an urban run that doesn’t feel like one. It’s especially popular with beginning runners and the after-work/weekend crowd. With its set distance, it’s perfect for timed runs and interval training.

Pack List

  • Running gear
  • Running shoes
  • Cash for some post-run refreshments
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Activities Running
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Scenic

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City Run

Even in the rain people are out here dedicated to enjoying life outside. It is lovely. Very simple run. I like how there is a running path (better when it is not raining so you done soak your feet or twist an ankle running in sludge).

A nice easy loop...

Convenient access in central North Seattle makes this a great spot for a short jog. While on your run enjoy excellent people watching, dog watching, and tranquil views of Green Lake. If you're able, the Discovery Park loop trail in Magnolia is a much nicer and well-groomed trail run with far superior scenery and less crowds.

Nice Run...crowded

A nice three mile loop around Greenlake. Get there early, get there late...doesn't really matter: it is a high traffic area and is always a bit crowded. A nice run though, and a place to enjoy the outdoors in the city.


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