Walk along the water and then up above on the bluff in Lincoln Park, enjoying views of the Sound, the Olympics, Vashon Island, and the ferries and other shipping. If you’re lucky, you might get a glimpse of a pod of Orcas. In the summer, you can watch swimmers enjoying the salt water in Colman Pool out on the point. The 10K route goes on to two more parks – Fauntleroy Cove Park and Solstice Park. Solstice Park has panoramic views of the Sound. The 11K winds through a relatively unknown park, Fauntleroy Park.
Distance & Trail Rating: 5K, 10K and 11K. Rating: 2B.
Start Location: The Kenney. 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA, 98136. Start box is in a cabinet in the lobby, opposite of the reception desk.
Start Time: Walk hours: daily, dawn to dusk. Start location hours: daily, 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Amenites: Restrooms: Yes | Pets: Yes | Strollers: Hard | Wheelchairs: No
Comments: The Bluff Trail is a wooded walk with great Sound views, but part of the trail can be a little isolated on weekdays in the winter – you may wish to enjoy this walk with a companion.
AVA Special Programs: Mayflower – 400th Anniversary (10K, 11K).
Washington Challenges: none.
Driving Directions: From I-5 take Exit 163 to West Seattle. Follow Fauntleroy Way signs. Stay on Fauntleroy Way to The Kenney at 7125. Distance from I-5 is about 5 miles.
Metro Bus: From downtown Seattle, choose from bus routes 116, 118, 119, or Rapid Ride C. Bus stop is at Fauntleroy and SW Myrtle, in front of The Kenney. Go online to King County Metro Trip Planner for additional information.
Contact: Jan Jarrell (206) 962-0876