The main waterfront trail route along Puget Sound in Seattle is the Elliott Bay Trail, a scattered collection of trail segments that run from T-Mobile Park north to Smith Cove in Magnolia. It’s up to 6 miles one-way, including 1/2 mile along Smith Cove. We’ve divided it into three sections:
Downtown Section: T-Mobile Park to Olympic Sculpture Park. This 2-mile section near downtown Seattle starts as the Elliott Bay Trail on the west side of Alaskan Way. Run north, mainly along Alaskan Way, passing several piers, the Seattle Great Wheel, and Pike Place Market.
Olympic Sculpture Park to Elliott Bay Park. This 2-mile section is the most scenic, with great water views here as you run through Centennial Park, Myrtle Edwards Park, and Elliott Bay Park. Add-On: Helix Pedestrian Bridge connects Elliott Ave./Kinnear Park with Elliott Park.
Magnolia Section. From Elliott Bay Park, cross Magnolia Bridge Ramp and do a loop around the Magnolia Greenbelt, connecting to Smith Cove Park and then a nice 1/2 mile waterfront section along Smith Cove to Magnolia Tidelands Park, with lots of lovely boats at the Seattle Yacht Club.
- Up to 6 miles one-way. Choose a section!
- Depends on section chosen
- Numerous access points, including the Helix Pedestrian Bridge connecting to Elliott Bay Park from Elliott Ave.