Fall is a beautiful time in the Pacific Northwest. There are so many beautiful places to see the changing fall leaves in the Greater Seattle area. In all honesty, you could probably find the fall foliage all over Washington State. My recommendation is to check out your local parks. It seems like every city has parks with changing fall leaves.
I personally have found places with fall foliage as I’ve explored parks in the Greater Seattle area. I’ve ran through trails in Tacoma and Seattle. And I’ve taken photos at various parks in Seattle and Redmond.
Here are 6 places in see the fall leaves in the Greater Seattle Area:
1. Greenlake Park in Seattle
Address: 7201 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115
I lived in the Greenlake neighborhood for several years out of college. It’s one of my favorite Seattle neighborhoods and it’s beautiful during the fall season. There’s a specific section around the Green Lake Trail Loop where a section of the fall leaves turns bright yellow.
It varies each year when the leaves turn, but usually by mid-October the leaves are changing. If you’re reading this blog post right now (October 14th), the leaves are turning based on photos on Instagram that have tagged Greenlake as the location.
2. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park in Renton
Address: 1201 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056
The fall foliage at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is changing right now. If you’re looking for reds, oranges, and yellows, I would highly recommend stopping by Gene Coulon Park. The park gets very busy on the weekends, so I would recommend stopping by the weekdays after-work if you can.
3. Marymoor Park in Redmond
Address: 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052
If you’re looking for changing fall leaves mid-October, late October, and even early November, I would recommend stopping by Marymoor Park in Redmond. The fall colors are beautiful!
4. Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle UW Botanic Gardens in Seattle
Address: 2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98112
I haven’t taken photos in Washington Park Arboretum in the fall, but I did used to run and walk this area during undergrad. The Washington Park Arboretum is beautiful both during fall and spring.
5. Wright Park in Tacoma
Address: 501 S I St, Tacoma, WA 98405
If you’re located South of Seattle, I recommend checking Wright Park out during the fall season. I have great memories running through Wright Park during high school cross country season. The fall leaves are changing at the park right now so I would recommend stopping by the park soon if you’re wanting to see the leaves.
6. University of Washington in Seattle
Address: Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
I attended UW both for undergrad and my master’s program and I absolutely loved seeing the fall leaves changing on campus. I’m biased, but the University of Washington’s campus is already beautiful with the gothic collegiate style. My tip is to enter campus on 17th street entrance. This is where the photo was taken.
What other places do you recommend seeing the changing fall leaves in the Greater Seattle area?
For more fall content, I recommend reading:
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12 Fall Favorites from J.Crew
Fall Favorites from Free People
Thank you for reading!