These are her recs for the best tucked away outdoor spots that a whole subculture of Seattle walkers appreciate.
— By @seattlewalkreport
» Louisa Boren Lookout
1606 15th Ave E. on Capitol Hill
“On a clear day, this tiny park provides a lovely view without the selfie-taking swarms of some of the more well-known destinations.”
» South Ship Canal Trail
2 S Ship Canal Trail in Fremont by Lawton Park
“Across the water from the Burke-Gilman Trail, South Ship Canal takes you through areas both natural and industrial. I enjoy starting at the Fremont Bridge and taking it down to the Ballard Locks.”
» Jose Rizal Bridge
Dr. Jose P Rizal Bridge by Judkins Park
“This bridge provides a unique angle of downtown and SoDo on one side and the Judkins Park neighborhood and beyond on the other.”
» I-5 Colonnade
1701 Lakeview Blvd E. in Eastlake
“A paradise of dirt and concrete energizing space beneath a major highway. What more could you want?! If you make your way down toward Lake Union afterwards, there are a ton of mini-parks. My favorite is the aptly-named Good Turn Park, where you can sit and quietly contemplate how you’ll never own a boat.”
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In the meantime, happy walking. — The Evergrey