Active City Spotlight: Seattle

Mt. Rainier National Park has put together the ultimate guide for getting active in Seattle. From the best running routes to the well-known hiking trails to what some cyclists call the most beautiful bike route in the United States, this is your guide to the Emerald City.

For those who love to be outside, Seattle has a little something for everybody.


  • The coastlines are abundant. The Puget Sound, Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish and dozens of other bodies of water are ideal for not only swimming, but running and cycling alongside, too.
  • The mountains are not far away. Though one—Mount Rainier—dominates the skyline, the rest of the Cascades to the east are only a short drive away, offering plenty of great cycling and hiking.
  • The urban infrastructure is athlete-friendly, from abundant bike lanes to many parks for running and walking.
  • The events. Two renowned marathons, an Ironman 70.3 race, plus multiple century rides and ultra-distance events offer something for every athlete in the area.

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Dig in, read up and start planning an active vacation to the Pacific Northwest.

You won't regret it.

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