Trail

Kubota Garden

Seattle, WA
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This lovely Japanese garden is rich in history and greenery. A self–guided tour map found at the trailhead outside the garden will lead you through a lattice of trails, bridges, ponds, fields, and waterfalls. A main gravel pathway makes this accessible for an all-terrain stroller, but there are lots of small dirt paths that you won’t want to miss. There is some elevation as the garden is on a slope, but there’s plenty to see on the way up, you’d hardly realized you climbed a hill. Portable bathrooms were available inside the garden. If you have a little walker, note that the ponds are easily accessible.

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Trail Features

Surface type Mixed
Elevation gain 50 ft.
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Shaded Hike, Waterfall, and Wildlife Viewing

Koi fish, little hidden waterfalls, and beautiful Japanese bridges

Trail Contributor

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Hi! I’m Lani. I’ve been a branch ambassador since Jan ’17.  I now have two children: Oliver 3, Mavis 6 months.  I love to hike all the trails and am so grateful to have found HiB!

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Trail Head

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Trail Map

Getting There

From their website:

From the north

  • On I-5, leave the freeway at Pacific Highway South/East Marginal Way, Exit 158
  • Turn left toward Martin Luther King, Jr. Way; continue up the hill on Ryan Way
  • Turn left on 51st Avenue South
  • Turn right on Renton Avenue South
  • Turn right on 55th Avenue South to parking lot

From the south

  • On I-5, leave the freeway at Martin Luther King Jr., Exit 157.
  • Stay on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
  • Turn right on Ryan Way
  • Turn left on 51st Avenue South
  • Turn right on Renton Avenue South
  • Turn right on 55th Avenue South to parking lot

Metro Transit

Route 106 connects both downtown Seattle and Renton with the Kubota Garden.