You don’t have to go far to enjoy the natural beauty of Seattle. Urban parks and trails are nearby and accessible. One of the most popular activities in Seattle is biking the Burke-Gilman trail.
I have fond memories of biking it with my husband, Ron, early in our relationship. Later, we introduced it to our young daughter, Sara. Now, at 23 years old, she lives in Ballard and just a stone's throw away from the trail.
The Burke-Gilman trail is a 27-mile, multi-use recreational trail that begins at Golden Gardens Park in Ballard and runs along the Ballard Locks, Fremont Cut, Gasworks Park and through the University of Washington campus. After passing the University Village shopping center, the trail meanders through several northeast neighborhoods along Lake Washington until it connect with the Sammamish River Trail in Bothell. It’s a great way for families or individuals to explore Seattle. You’ll find cyclists, runners, skaters and walkers enjoying the trail year-round.
Bikes delivered on demand
In a 2016 study by Zillow, Seattle was ranked the number one US city for bicycling. As a visitor, you may want to rent a bike for a day, a week or a month.
A convenient and affordable bike service, Pedal Anywhere, is highly rated by its customers (5-stars on Yelp). You can reserve your bike(s) from one hour up to a year in advance. Pedal Anywhere provides free delivery and pickup of your bike at an agreed upon time and location in the Seattle area. Helmets and locks are included.
For more information, visit Pedal Anywhere.
Hey, there. I'm Karen. Writer, photo enthusiast and urban lover. Sharing my favorite things to do in Seattle neighborhoods.