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Old 05-27-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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I usually have time to exercise after work in the early evening and would like to get outside to enjoy the nice weather. I've been walking/jogging around a neighborhood park, but that's getting rather boring, so I'd like to veture out to the places I haven't explored on the Eastside.

If anybody has a suggestion for parks/trails/promenades where I can walk/jog/hike for 1-2 hours, that would be awesome. I prefer open areas where fellow walkers/joggers are always within my sight as I get a little spooked out walking alone in a secluded, woodsy area. I'm pretty new to the area and so far my favorite place to exercise in all of Seattle is Green Lake, but unfortunately it's too far. Is there a place similar on the Eastside?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:52 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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There are many places, all safe even when alone. The East Lake Sammamish Trail goes along the lake from Issaquah all the way into Redmond, though part in the middle is now closed for paving. It's almost always occupied.

Sammamish has several, the woodsy Beaver Lake Preserve trails & Soaring Eagle Park, and a bunch of more open trails in Klahanie (not quite in Sammamish yet). In Redmond, try the Redmond Watershed Preserve, near Redmond Ridge. Then for a steeper woodsy hike, in Issaquah there are many trails off of High Point Road/I90. Then one of our favorites is the Preston-Snoqualmie trail, starting at a parking area on Lake Alice Road off of Preston-Fall City Road. It does have the occasional bear.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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The stretch of lake front south of DT Kirkland is excellent - you can keep going to DT Bellevue if you like. Almost always people and few cross streets. The Burke-Gilman trail north of Marymore park is also a good place for this.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:49 PM
 
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Thank you for the suggestions. I went to Luther Burbank Park in Mercer Island today hoping that it might be a good park to jog along the waterfront, but it was not what I expected at all. The tall trees were blocking the water view and the place was quite deserted at 7:30 PM, so I left after a few minutes and ended up coming back to my neighborhood park to jog.

Kayela, I was wondering about the waterfront area near DT Kirkland. On the map I see a park called Houghton Beach Park. Is that a good place to start a run?

Thank you, Hemlock140. Your suggestions have been noted. I think I'll avoid the Preston-Snoqualmie trail, though, because I'll probably pass out if I face a bear!
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Woodinville
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Start in Downtown Kirkland and head South. It's sidewalk jogging but it's still jogging. You might be dodging people on a nice day though!

I live in DT Kirkland to I run the waterfront on nice days. It's a great run. The only concern would be finding parking. You can also run north from DT Kirkland along Market into Juanita. It's a big uphill battle but there are a few great views. If you run through the neighborhoods on the hill you get to see some interesting houses.
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:25 PM
 
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I walked along the lake front south of DT Kirkland this evening. The view was amazing and many people were out, so I felt perfectly safe even though it was becoming dark. The sunset over Lake Washington was simply stunning and I had to stop several times to take the beautiful scenery all in. It was a perfect way to spend a summer evening. Thanks, Kayela and Garfunkle!

Oh, I was able to find parking in a little public park next to the Beach House restaurant and walked north toward downtown and then back, which worked out great.
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