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Lincoln Park

Puget Sound and Islands


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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1.85 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 160 ft.
Highest Point: 160 ft.


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Located on the western edge of West Seattle, Lincoln park offers 5 miles of trails, including a loop hike with bluff and beachfront views of Puget Sound, Vashon Island, and the Olympic Mountains. The park is family-friendly, with a wading pool, playground, bathroom facilities, ball fields, and multiple trail options.

The park's best views and workout are along Trails 1 and 2, the beachfront and bluff trails, respectively. Steep connector trails enable the hiker to make a 1.85-mile loop out of the two trails. Along the way, enjoy views of the maritime wildlife, cargo ships, Washington State Ferries, beach, and forests. From the bluff, look 160 feet down to the beach trail below. At the beachfront, you can enjoy the heated, outdoor saltwater Coleman Pool.

From the parking lot, go west on the several connector trails that crisscross the park, arriving at a log fence and the bluff trail. At the southern and northern ends of the bluff trail, there are connectors down to the beach trail. Go 1.07 miles along the beach trail until you go past Coleman Pool and to the bluff trail connector at the other end. As you climb back up to the bluff, you will feel the burn in your thighs as you climb a 20% grade. Return to your starting point to complete the loop or explore the park's other attractions.


Lincoln Park

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5315, -122.3927 Open map in new window


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Seattle

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Getting There

Take I-5 to the West Seattle Bridge exit. Follow the signs to Fauntleroy Way SW. Stay on Fauntleroy Way SW until you come to Lincoln Park on the right hand side of the street. The address is 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW.

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This trailhead is accessible by bus! Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO, or consult the schedule for King County Metro RapidRide C Line.

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