Outdoor Seattle

State Edwards State Park…good conditioning trails.

Saint Edward State Park is a 316-acre day-use park with 3,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Lake Washington. There are actually just over seven miles of trails within the park.  Trails are flat-to-rolling plateau trails; moderately steep dirt/gravel trails down to Lake Washington (muddy after rains).  Several trails traverse the upper park plateau, and others plunge down through an open conifer and deciduous forest to a trail that runs along 3,000 feet of undeveloped, low-bank, Lake Washington shoreline. Some trails down to the lake are steeper than others — check the trail maps at the parking-lot kiosk or posted throughout the park to note their degree of difficulty.

This is an easily accessible park within the city that can be used for conditioning since it is available very early in the season.  It is also ideal for rehabbing feet, ankles, or knees when taken at a moderate pace.

Directions: From Highway 522 (Northeast Bothell Way), near the north end of Lake Washington, turn south on 68th Avenue Northeast, which becomes Juanita Drive Northeast. In about 1.5 miles, turn right at the park sign, and turn right at the fork.  You can get a map at (driving directions).

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