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Montlake Cut National Waterside Trail

photo: Montlake Ship Canal National Recreation Trail, Seattle, Washington

Length: 0.30 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Urban Trail
Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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

Driving Directions

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
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

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
[email protected]



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