Distance: This park has over 6 miles of trails to explore.
Elevation Gain: Trails are flat to steep.
Description: Carkeek Park has forest, wetlands, beaches and meadows. In the fall you can watch salmon spawn in Piper’s Creek. In the spring and summer you can check out the beach at low tide. Trails are open year-round. And if you get tired of walking, you can play at the playground.
Links: A trail map can be found at http://www.seattle.gov//parks/environment/trails/images/Carkeek.pdf. Read about the history of Carkeek Park at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/carkeekpark/history.htm.