This popular park offers extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Explore the secrets of this northwest Seattle watershed, nine miles from downtown. Here, 220 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beach are formed by the magic of water and time. Come take part in an education program, have a picnic, or get involved as a volunteer teacher or as part of an outdoor work party. Walk the Pipers Canyon Story Trail, play on the uniquely salmon themed play area, or touch time at the historic Piper Orchard.
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Posted by TrailAPI on May 18, 2013
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Reviewed by abwx on November 1, 2013
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There are several alternative trail entrances, but my favorite still reminds to driving in & then doing some combination of north bluff and south bluff trails, which provide good hillclimbing exercise for mountain hiking. The areas close to the main parking areas can be over-busy with picnickers and children at play, but typically once on a trail a bit into the woods, things quiet down. The beach provides more options, with an easy walk to Golden Gardens Park to the South, or a longer, less peopled walk to Richmond Beach Saltwater Park to the North. Check the tide tables carefully if you intend a round trip on the beach.
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