Maplewood Roadside Park

Are you looking for photogenic fall foliage locations in the Greater Seattle Area? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

In Washington state, you can find stunning fall foliage practically on every street and in every neighborhood but some places are just a bit more photogenic than others. I love fall and am always on the hunt for perfect-fall-colors-photo-locations. In the last couple of years, I visited many different locations anywhere from Seattle to Mercer Island to Tacoma and was able to compile a list of my favorites. So, without further ado, here’s your guide to some of the best spots to view fall foliage in the Greater Seattle Area.

1. Dr. Jose Rizal Park

1007 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Dr. Jose Rizal Park offers spectacular views of the Puget Sound and Seattle Downtown skyline.

2. Maplewood Roadside Park

3225 SE 7th St, Renton, WA 98058

This bridge is a part of the Cedar River Trail, which is also absolutely stunning. Especially during the fall season.

3. Seattle Japanese Garden

1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112

A nice little Japanese Garden located in the southern end of the Washington Park Arboretum.

4. Green Lake Park

7201 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115

There are so many different places you can find fall colors at Green Lake. I recommend just walking around the entire lake and finding the spots that you like the most. All 3 photos were taken at different locations around the lake.

5. Lake Fenwick Park

 25828 Lake Fenwick Rd, Kent, WA 98032
One of my favorite places in Kent to go for a walk and get some peace and quiet all year round. But with fall colors, it’s even more spectacular.

6. Comstock Grand Dame

Co-ordinates: 47.630435, -122.356294

I accidentally discovered this magical spot last year. It’s not a park, just a cool staircase in Queen Anne so I’m including Google Coordinates that will lead you to this exact location.

7. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

1201 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, WA 98056

This park is awesome all year round. Fall colors or not, you should definitely explore this this area if you ever get a chance.

8. Luther Burbank Park

2040 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040

One of my favorite parks on Mercer Island. It features spectacular views of Lake Washington and is a great spot to watch a sunset.

9. UPS Waterfall Garden Park

219 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Lovely semi-hidden little park in the heart of the Pioneer Square. It’s easy to miss if you’re not looking for it.

10. Clark Lake Park

SE 240th Street and 127th Avenue SE Kent, WA 98030

Beautiful park with many different trails and a small lake.

11. Lake Fenwick Road

Co-ordinates: 47.360087, -122.272044

This one is just a road. But a very beautiful road. Especially, this time of the year. It will also lead you to the lovely Lake Fenwick Park mentioned earlier in this post.

12. Green River Trail

Co-ordinates: 47.441403, -122.246595

This beautiful spot a part of the Green River Trail in Tukwila.

13. Fremont Canal Park

199 N Canal St., Seattle, WA 98103

Beautiful park, which is also a part of the Burke-Gilman Trail. I would recommend starting your walk from under the Aurora bridge and making your way down to the Fremont Canal Park.

14. Proctor Tacoma

Co-ordinates: 47.272747, -122.484054

Just a lovely little neighborhood in Tacoma. If you’re ever in the area, make sure to stop by at the Proctor location of the Olympia Coffee Roasting.

15. Snake Lake Loop Trail

1919 South Tyler Street Tacoma, WA 98405

Beautiful urban hiking trail that starts at the Tacoma Nature Center.

16. Seattle Center

305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

The first picture was taken right outside of La Marzocco Cafe, which is a perfect spot to grab a cup of tea or coffee for your fall foliage walk through the Seattle Center.

17. Volunteer Park

1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

A peaceful corner of Seattle in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. It’s a large park with many walking paths, grassy areas, a water tower that you can climb for a nice view and a quaint little Volunteer Park Conservatory that must not be missed.

19. Springbrook Trail

A short hidden trail in Renton that follows the Springbrook Creek. It’s quite lovely with the fall colors.

20. Mercer Island I-90 Trail

Co-ordinates: 47.585543, -122.229673

This area has some of the best fall foliage I’ve ever seen for just a random sidewalk that connects to the I-90 trail on Mercer Island.

21. Magnuson Park

7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Huge, well-maintained park with many beautiful trails and water access in the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle.

22. Occidental Square

117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104

I love to walk around this area on Sunday mornings. For me, this area associates with coffee at Elm Coffee Roasters, brunch at The London Plane, and the Smith Tower Observation Deck.

I have more places lined up to explore this fall season and will be adding more locations to this list as I discover them. So, save this list, share it with your friends, and stay tuned for more!

Check out my other lists of Stunning Fall Hikes in Washington and 20 Awesome Spots For Catching a Sunset in the Greater Seattle Area.