Montlake Cut National Waterside Trail

photo: Montlake Ship Canal National Recreation Trail, Seattle, Washington Type: Urban Trail
Length: 0.30 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: In Seattle on Hwy. 520 W take Montlake Blvd. exit, then first R on Hamlin, E to East Shelby.
States: Washington
Counties: King
Latitude: 47.6466   Longitude: -122.30966

Hwy 520 west, Montlake Blvd. exit. 1st right on E. Hamlin St., follow to east Shelby Walk on trail to observation deck.


Trail parallels historic Montlake cut. Across the Ship Canal is the University of Washington campus. Excellent vessel viewing.

Additional Details

Width: 70 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1971

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Trail Information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Dru Butterfield
Park Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers
3015 NW 54th St.
Seattle , WA 98107 -4299
(206) 789-2622 ext. 2



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