Seattle, WA

Washington Park Arboretum

The Washington Park Arboretum is a 230 acre park along Lake Washington in the Madison Park area of Seattle, near the University of Washington. This park offers miles of trails that wind through forests (over 40,000 trees) of maples, magnolias, oaks, salmonberry, and the famous Azalea Way.

For a longer run, head north onto the Arboretum Waterfront Trail, which takes you out along a boardwalk on the surface of Lake Washington and gives you an easy connection to Union Bay Natural Area. This short loop behind Husky Stadium passes an area where turtles often sun themselves on logs by the water.


  • 2 mile loop
  • Arboretum Waterfront Trail