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Enjoy Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue fall colors with these nature walks

Oct 1, 2023, 2:58 PM

A great weekend to see the autumn foliage. (Photo: KIRO 7)...

A great weekend to see the autumn foliage. (Photo: KIRO 7)

(Photo: KIRO 7)

Fall has arrived in Western Washington! This weekend is supposed to be in the 70s, making the perfect weather for nature walks.

‘Greater Seattle on the Cheap’ put together a list, recommending the best nature walks in Seattle, Tacoma, and surrounding areas.



In Seattle:

  • Green Lake Park – 2.8-mile path around the lake with beaches.
  • Discovery Park – 534-acre park on a bluff overlooking the Puget Sound with panoramic views and a path to the beach.
  • Union Bay Natural Area, managed by the Unversity of Washington Botanic Gardens – 74 acres with 4 miles of shoreline, surrounded by nature and wildlife.
  • Washington Park Arboretum – 230 acres of plants and flowers by Lake Washington.
  • Lincoln Park – a nose-shaped bluff in West Seattle with 4.6 miles of walking paths.
  • Kubota Garden – Japanese stone garden with eye-catching sculptures in Rainier Beach.

In Tacoma:

  • Point Defiance Park – a 760-acre park with a walking loop and driving loop featuring forests, beaches, and views.
  • Wright Park Arboretum – a 27-acre park in the Stadium District with over 600 trees.
  • Swan Creek Park – a 373-acre greenspace between East Tacoma and Pierce County with salmon-bearing streams, dog parks, mountain bike trails, and more.

In King County:



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Enjoy Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue fall colors with these nature walks