Map of the Burke-Gilman Trail


Burke-Gilman Trail

Burke Gilman Trail Washington map area

Burke-Gilman Trail


12.8 miles + 4.5 miles




Seattle, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell


Golden Gardens Park, Shilshole Marina, Lake Washington Channel, Freemont Cut, University of Washinton, University of Washington Bothell, Downtown Seattle Skyline views, Lake Washington neighborhoods, local parks, Samammish River


South Ship Canal Trail

Cheshiahud Union Lake Loop

Sammamish River Trail

North Creek Trail




Regional Trails

The Burke-Gilman Trail is comprised of a 12.8-mile paved trail and a 4.5-mile long paved trail located to the north of Downtown Seattle.

The Burke-Gilman Trail has two separate sections. The western section is a 4.5-mile long pathway that follows alongside Seaview Avenue NW to NW Market Street adjacent to Shilshole Bay. The eastern section is 12.8-miles long and extends from 11th Avenue NW at NW 45th Street in Seattle to the City of Bothell near the University of Washington campus.

The trails offer beautiful views of the Downtown Seattle Skyline and the docks along the Lake Washington Channel. The trail goes through the campus of the University of Washington Seattle campus, past marinas, piers, shopping areas, restaurants and several local parks. The north end of the trail follows alongside Bothell Way NE and ends up at the south end of the campus of the University of Washington Bothell.


The Burke-Gilman Trail is paved for the entire route. The trail is open for bike riding, running and walking. The two sections of the trail are separated by a 1.4-mile gap along Shilshole Avenue NW.


The Burke-Gilman Trail goes past the following communities: Seattle, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore and Bothell.

Points of Interest

The Burke-Gilman Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Golden Gardens Park
Shilshole Marina
Lake Washington Ship Channel
Gas Works Park
Brown's Point
The Seattle Marina
University of Washington Seattle Campus
Husky Stadium
University of Washington Light Rail Station
University Village Shopping Mall
Ravenna Park
Burke-Gilman Playground Park
Warren G. Magnuson Park / Sand Point
Matthews Beach Park
Lyon Creek Waterfront Preserve
Log Boom Pier
Harbor Village Marina
Blyth Park
The Park at Bothell Landing
University of Bothell Washington
Nearby Trails

South Ship Canal Trail: this trail follows the Freemont Cut on the south shore.

Cheshiahud Union Lake Loop: the two trails intersect at the Fremont Avenue N Bridge over the Freemont Cut.

Sammamish River Trail & North Creek Trail: the Sammamish River Trail meets the Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell. The Sammamish River Trail then leads to the North Creek Trail.

End Points

The Burke-Gilman Trail has two separate sections with a 1.4-mile long gap between the sections.

The west end of the 4.5-mile long western section of the trail is located at Golden Gardens Park along Puget Sound to the north of NW 80th Street in Seattle. The eastern end of this section is located along NW 54th Street to the east of 32nd Avenue NW.

The west end of the 12.8-mile long western section is located at 11th Avenue NW and NW 54th Street in Seattle. The eastern end of this section is located at 120nd Avenue NE and East Riverside Drive in Bothell.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Burke-Gilman Trail in Seattle, Washington.