Trail running as a sport has grown up alongside Club Northwest. Many of our runners find success not only on the road and track, but also on the wood and mountain trails. CNW invites you to hit the trail with us!

Recent Highlights:

  • Ragnar Trail Relay Rainier - the team Old Dogs New Tics, comprised of CNW members Craig Kenworthy, Mark Bloudek, William Richardson, and David-White Espin, placed 2nd overall and 1st in the Master's division.
  • Cougar Mt. 14.5 Mile Race - member Shaun Frandsen placed 4th overall
  • Methow Trails Sunflower 1/2 Marathon - Waqar Shaikh, Seth Berntsen, and David Fort went 1-2-3, with Waqar setting a course record!

Seattle Trails and Parks

The City of Seattle has an abundance of shady and wild parks with an extensive trail network. Here are some of the many options available within Seattle:

  • Ravenna Park: A ravine and creek fed by a natural spring. Features 4.5 miles of trails. Always 10 degrees cooler on a warm summer afternoon.
  • Discovery ParkA lush, 534-acre reserve with an extensive series of trails going through woods and wetlands, past beaches, and along cliff bluffs overlooking the Puget Sound. The main 2.8 mile park loop connects to an extensive network of additional trails.
  • Carkeek ParkA hilly, forested park that surrounds Piper's Creek, which feeds into the Puget Sound, that features over 6 miles of trails to explore.

Favorite Running Trails (outside Seattle)

For those looking to escape the city, here are some of our favorite trails within an hour drive. 

  • Redmond Watershed: Cushy forest trails that connect to the Redmond Ridge trail system. A favorite long run spot.
  • Cougar Mountain: Site of many trail races. Hilly, with miles of options.
  • Bridle Trails State Park: A good 5 mile loop intro to trail running.
  • Mt. Si: 3200 feet of climb in 4 miles. A serious workout.

Looking for even more trail running options? Check out the Washington Trails Association to discover even more fun.