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.
1007 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Dr. Jose Rizal Park offers spectacular views of the Puget Sound and Seattle Downtown skyline.
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.
1075 Lake Washington Blvd E, Seattle, WA 98112
A nice little Japanese Garden located in the southern end of the Washington Park Arboretum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Co-ordinates: 47.441403, -122.246595
This beautiful spot a part of the Green River Trail in Tukwila.
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.
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.
A short hidden trail in Renton that follows the Springbrook Creek. It’s quite lovely with the fall colors.
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.
117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104
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!