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Old July 2nd, 2011, 04:04 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I'll be in Seattle next week and would love to skate around the city.

Are there any scenic trails?

Any "adventurous" trails?

I particularly enjoy hills (moreso going down!) and turns. Wide open trails would be awesome--haven't found any in my city.

Any suggestions?

Take care,

David
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 05:15 AM   #2
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Any idea what part of town you will be in?
Right down town is Mertle Edwards park with a nice trail, or take the water taxi over to Alki, great views, but crowded in places. If you want hills skate the I-90 trail, not as wide as I would like but hills at both ends, watch out for bikes.
For a slow skate with lots of folks in the way but can be fun is Green lake, 2.8 mile loop. Nice views on a hot day
Burk Gilman from gas works park, lot of road crossings for the first few miles and only the first 7 miles or so are good right now.
A bit out of towen you can find tracy Owens park in Kenmore and take the trail to Redmond, about 12-13 miles. much nicer ride for the distance or speed skater.
South of town is Cedar river trail. 10 miles or so from Renton to Maple valley.
Or in Kent the Soos creek trail is nice with some good curves and hills, one big one.
Interurban trail south from Renton is not bad, mostly flat and straight, I will be on it tomorrow with the team.
If you find a map listing the Green River trail, don't try it. Most of it is closed for flood control. (stacked full of sand bags, big ones)
North of town is the centenial trail, Everett to Arlington.
Or realy nice if you want ot go farther south is the Orting trail (I think it may have a different name, buts that's what we always call it)
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OK O/L what did I miss?

Just remembered, the real name for the Orting trail is the "Foothills Trail"

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Old July 2nd, 2011, 05:36 AM   #3
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....OK O/L what did I miss?
for starters, you missed the correct abbreviation of my name. Sorry, but i can't get past that grave oversight....
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 07:10 AM   #4
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Oh ya, if we don't hear from O/L maybe O/I knowes more.
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for scenic overlook of Puget Sound, but short and crowded: ALKI BEACH TRAIl
for easy 2.8 mile loop around a narrow, extremely crowded, lake bike/ped trail: Greenlake.
Burke Gilman good becuase close to Seattle, but trail is kind of rough, and interupted with driveways, road crossings.
Sammamish River Trail best bet for uninterupted fast skating. Cedar River and Centeniial good for speed skating as well.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 12:55 AM   #6
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Thanks guys! I'll check them out.
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