Jackson Park Trail

Seattle, WA

Jackson Park Trail

Voted Top 10 Seattle City Park Trails, the Jackson Park Trail is a hidden gem in North Seattle. The trail dodges in-and-out of the woods crossing over Thornton Creek as it skirts along the edge of Jackson Park Golf Course. Sections of the trail follow busy roadside sidewalks but tuck back into the quiet woods. This stand of second growth forest is home to many creatures: coyotes, bald eagles, hawks, woodpeckers, kingfishers, and the occasional beaver.

  • Location: 1100 N.E. 135th St., Seattle, WA 98125
  • Trailheads: The trail has several entry points; the most easily accessed are from the main golf-course parking lot and across from the South Jackson Park “Park & Ride” lot on Fifth Avenue Northeast near 133rd Street.
  • Length: 2.2 miles of trail
  • Level of difficulty: A gravel trail that’s mostly flat with the exception of two, short steep climbs. Only a short stretch is wheelchair accessible.

Friends of Jackson Park Trail

The Friends of Jackson Park Trail is a volunteer team dedicated to restoring the Jackson Park Trail. We meet the third Saturday of every month to remove invasive species, plant natives, and maintain the trail. We need your help to keep the trail beautiful! Visit Green Seattle Partnership or Facebook to view upcoming work parties.