Seattle’s Best Waterfront Walking Trails

July 25, 2016

Tidal Marine may be a new name to many, but the products our parent company – Northwest Plastics Ltd. has been making sure aren’t new. As a pioneer in the field of using rotational molded plastics to conquer some of the most complex problems of living at the ocean, we are proud to have our products afloat around the world for over 20 years.


How does that affect you? Some of the products we’ve created can be found around the world, and in your back yard. Consider some of the best waterfront walking trails in the Seattle area. Many of these have floating bridges, docks, and other walkways suspended with the use of flotation products.

Here are just a few of our favourite walking trails in and around the Seattle area:

  • Greenlake in Ravenna. The paved path around Greenlake is 2.8 miles and basically flat. It is incredibly popular so get there early if you want to find a place to park. Bikers, walkers, in line skaters and lots of dogs make the loop. It can get crowded but the beautiful lake and the people watching are worth it.
  • Lincoln Park in West Seattle. Start at either end of the beach area along the bay and the walk goes about two miles along a flat, paved trail. The views of the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal, fishermen, boaters and fellow walkers are terrific. Bikers, walkers and dog walkers are the main participants.
  • Seward Park in Columbia City. This 2.4 mile trail circles around one side of Lake Washington and beautiful trees climb the hill away from the water front. Admire the dozens of boats anchored on the lake or just enjoy the crisp, fresh air. The trail is flat, paved and seldom so crowded as to slow you down.
  • Alki Beach in West Seattle. There is no better view of downtown Seattle then from Alki. The entire walk goes 2.5 miles along the water to Alki Point but you can park your car anywhere along the way and head out. Once you get to the beach area you’ll find volleyball players, sunbathers and families playing in the sand. Lots of bikes and skaters so pay attention when someone yells, “on your left”.