Run The Green Lake Park Loop

Washington Green Lake Park

Added by Boo Burgard

  • 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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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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14 days ago

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.

14 days ago

7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

7 months ago

Great spot

One of the little gems we have here!

7 months ago

9 months ago

Nothin But Good Vibes

Great spot for a jog, frisbee or pick-up basketball. Parking can be a problem. Don't be surprised if you have to park on the street up a block or so from the park.

9 months ago

about 1 year ago

run the outer loop to get a 5k

Classic lake run in Seattle. Upside - beautiful views, and other runners to pace you. Downside - dog watching! they can be a bit distracting :) Sunset runs around this lake + a crisp breeze make it a perfect fall run.

about 1 year ago

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